August 22, 2021
HONOR – ABLE #3
Romans 12:10 “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves”
HOW DO WE BECOME PEOPLE OF HONOR
1. Prioritize it.
- Let others go first.
- Whatever is first is honored.
(Proverbs 3:9) Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops.
(Proverbs 3:9 MSG) Honor GOD with everything you own; give him the first and the best.
2. Praise it.
- Our words either honor or dishonor.
(James 3:9-10) With the tongue, we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.
(Ephesians 4:29-30) Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God.
3. Protect it.
- The more you value it, the more you value from it.
(John 7:18) He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself, but he who works for the honor of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.
(2 Timothy 2:20-21 NKJV) But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.
(Proverbs 15:33) The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.
(Proverbs 18:12) Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.
(Proverbs 22:4) Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.
(Proverbs 29:23) A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.
Humility is the key to honor.