HONOR, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 5/27/19 (Across my desk this morning, Memorial Day from Joel.)
“He has declared that he will set you in praise, fame and honor high…”Deuteronomy 26:19, NIV
All throughout Scripture, we see that God blesses an attitude of honor. In Exodus, it says that when we honor our parents, we are promised long life. In Proverbs, when we pursue righteousness, we will find life, prosperity and honor. To show honor simply means that you give respect and recognition. There are many ways to show honor to others with your attitude, actions and words. I believe that as we humble ourselves and give honor, we will reap a harvest of honor in our lives in return.
Today, we recognize Memorial Day. It’s a time when we honor all the men and women who have given their lives in service for this country. “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:13, NIV). As we remember what these brave men and women did, let’s honor the gift of freedom they have given us by saying thank you with our actions and choosing to love and honor others. Let’s also honor all those who are serving in our armed forces and their families who have sacrificed so much. We appreciate you, love you and pray for God’s peace, protection and provision over every area of your lives!
A Prayer for Today
“Heavenly Father, thank you for giving your peace, protection and provision for those who are serving in our armed forces and their families who have sacrificed for this country. In Jesus name, amen.”
An interesting topic today… Honor is a kind of faith or Reverence. A type of faith that helps make good changes. It is seeing, believing and acting as though certain character obvious flaws were not there. Like a mother with a young son. When correctly placed, honor- reverence – faith can help change people into what they were created to become. Often used in movie scripts as we all like to see the bad guy change into being the good guy and have a happy ending. As a country we are taught in the Holy Scriptures to even have this attitude towards those in authority who have been allowed by GOD to govern. This would help them to better rule in a good way.
There are a lot of teachings in the New Testament concerning honor. Jesus taught that those who served HIM and followed HIS example would be honored by HIS HEAVENLY FATHER… now that’s a big +++. And Apostle Paul taught that those who changed to become like Jesus would be honored, Rom.2:7 and that we should give honor to whom honor is due and custom to whom custom is due, Rom. 13:7 And to give honor to even the ugly parts of the Body of Christ, 1 Cor.12:24. And of course honor can be used to manipulate in a negative way, Col.2:23. As with just about everything GOD has set in place for GOOD, it can and has been counterfeited and used for evil by the enemy.
Honor is also a type of Reverence Faith which is also recommended by Paul as a kind of faith for wives to use to help their husbands grow into the men of God that they have been created to become, Eph.5:33
Reverence – Honor: