HONOR       “WORTH CONSIDERING”   4/12/19     (Received from Joel today.)

Today’s Scripture
“Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.’ He could not do any miracles there…He was amazed at their lack of faith.””(Mark 6:4–6, NIV)

Faith and Honor
Did you know that honor and faith work together? When Jesus walked the earth, the people in His own hometown couldn’t believe that He was the Son of God because they were too familiar with Him. They didn’t honor Him, which affected their ability to have faith in Him. When you honor the Lord, when you respect and make room for Him in your life by following the Word of God, it impacts your faith in Him. Part of honoring the Lord is honoring the people He’s placed in your life. God works through people, and the Bible says that the way you treat others is the way you treat Him. Choose to honor people and make room for the Lord to work in your life today. Look for the greatness in the people around you: your spouse, your children, your friends and family. Treat others with respect, knowing that God is building His character in you. As you choose honor, you open the door for faith to grow. You’ll see God’s hand working in your life, and you will see His hand of blessing on everything you do!

A Prayer for Today
“Heavenly Father, today I choose to honor You by honoring the people You have placed in my life. Show me how to love others the way You love me so that faith will grow stronger in my heart. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

My Comments:
Many things come to my mind and heart on this subject today.   Honor and Faith go together.  5 times in the new testament is the verse concerning a prophet of God without Honor  (Honour,  old spelling) mentioned.  This means the folks missed out.  Jesus could not do many mighty works in HIS home town due to the dis-honor.   “They that receive a prophet in the name of a prophet receive a prophets reward.”

In Matt.  15:8,  Jesus mentions the difference between mouth and heart honor as in hypocrisy.  In Matt.19:19 HE reminds us to honor our parents.  And in John 5:41-44 that true honor is from God alone.  And that if we truly serve Christ Jesus as LORD we will be honored by our Heavenly Father.  And if we dishonor Christ Jesus we will suffer the consequences. 

Actually it is faith/honor that makes it possible for us to help one another.   When some one has faith/honor for me it tends to draw out the best in me and make me grow into God’s original design for me.  In 1 Pet.2:17 we are instructed to have honor for all including our political leaders.  In The Revelation, Honour, is mentioned over and over again concerning Christ Jesus. So in reality it means we should have the love and humility to seek out what HE teaches and do what HE instructs us to do.  This would be to HONOR HIM as LORD.

And if I am treated like a child,  I will tend to be drawn into being childish.  That is why many men have not reached out to grow up and take responsibility. 

In our dictionary, honor is defined:

  1. 1.    high respect; great esteem.

    “his portrait hangs in the place of honor”

    synonyms: distinction, privilege, glory, tribute, kudos, cachet, prestige, fame, renown, merit, credit, importance, illustriousness, notability; More

  2. 2.
    adherence to what is right or to a conventional standard of conduct.

    “I must as a matter of honor avoid any taint of dishonesty”

    synonyms: integrity, honorableness, honesty, uprightness, ethics, morals, morality, principle, (high) principles, righteousness, rectitude, nobility, high-mindedness, right-mindedness, noble-mindedness;

Might want to try honoring one another more and see if it does not change things a bit.  Yours in His Great LOVE and wonderful grace and mercy,   Ken<><   www.Trinity-Aloha.org for back issues of these teachings.    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------    GREAT QUOTES from LEONARD RAVENHILL    "If a Christian is not having tribulation in the world, there´s   something wrong!"     "Our seminaries today are turning out dead men."     "Finney never made an altar call within the first twenty eight nights   of preaching. Most of our evangelists don´t have twenty eight   sermons. Twenty eight nights in a row and he never made an altar   call. He didn´t preach the love of God. He didn´t say "you´re a   sinner, God loves you." He said "God is angry with the wicked   every day" (Ps 7:11) which the Word of God says... He didn´t   preach love, he preached judgment... He didn´t say "you´re a   wonderful person" he said  "you´re a rebel". But he got results.   64% of D. L. Moody's converts backslid, 72% of the converts   Finney got stood because he knew how to attack the human   will, not just the emotions." -- Leonard Ravenhill.     "A popular evangelist reaches your emotions. A true prophet   reaches your conscience."      "What good does it do to speak in tongues on Sunday if you have   been using your tongue during the week to curse and gossip?"     "How can you pull down strongholds of Satan if you don´t even   have the strength to turn off your TV?"     "Everyone recognizes that Stephen was Spirit-filled when he was   performing wonders. Yet, he was just as Spirit-filled when he was   being stoned to death."   

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