‘ Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.’
– Romans 12:10 (NLT)
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
The word honor simply means ‘a valuing’. Other definition of honor is appreciation, esteem, favorable regard, and respect.
Honor gives preference to others because it values and esteems another.
When we honor people, we will look out not only for our own interests but also for the interest of others.
Rather than compete against others, we’ll treat them the way we desire to be treated.
Honor carries with it great rewards God desires you to have. But the greatest reward is seeing others rise to their potential and become whom God has destined them to be.
As we honor those in our world, we activate the gifts of God within them and we empower them to flourish.
Living an honorable life leaves a lasting impression on all those we come across. That’s because people won’t always remember what we did for them, but they will always remember how we made them feel.
And that’s the very essence of an honorable life: placing value upon others.
Let’s see honor restored to the sons and daughters of God. People are extremely valuable to God, and that’s the reason Jesus died for us.
When we honor people, we honor God.
Honor can be displayed through acts of service, speaking kind words, and giving thoughtful and relevant gifts. But all true honor originates from the heart.
Go ahead today and appreciate the men and women God has connected you with (family, workplace, neighborhood, church, etc).
Above all, Our Father in Heaven is to be honored, adored, and worshipped with all your heart, so Honor God with your life.
LET US PRAY:
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for your love and exceeding grace towards me. I thank you for the men and women you have placed in my life to influence me for good and God.
Today I pray especially for all the people in my immediate circle of influence; in my workplace, church, and neighbourhood. May they live strong and true. May they live exemplary lives and come to the saving revelation knowledge of Christ.
I bless them, their families, and all their endeavors.
In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.