Christ Honors the Father
The phrase "you need need not respect the messenger but you must respect the message" seems scripturally to apply to Christ as well because it says those who speak a word of blasphemy against the Son should be forgiven but not those who speak blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. Also when Christ was in the earth, he said he was not "that prophet," yet later an Moroni declared Christ was. Christ isn't honoring himself, he's honoring what is in him, And what is in you also. He doesn't want your praise and respect, He wants you to honor the Father. That's the entire reason He did what He did, and that's the reason He deserves to be worshipped. He loves the Father.