Who doesn’t want to be honoured? You may think of being honoured as perhaps being presented an award of merit at a special ceremony. Or receiving a medal for acts of bravery. What about simply being treated with respect?
R-E-S-P-E-C-T. We all want some. So how do we get it?
The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom,
and humility comes before honor.
Proverbs 15:33 (ESV)
Back to this fear of the Lord thing again? Yes.
In Bible school, we spent over two weeks on an in-depth study on honour. It all came back to our approach to God.
When we know our place in reference to God, we not only have a greater understanding of Him, we have a greater understanding of who we are. When God is put in the correct place in our lives, having ourselves in the right place is a beneficial byproduct.
Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good,
and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.
Proverbs 16:20 (ESV)
These seemingly unrelated phrases are not lumped together just to fill a page. Over and over again through the Proverbs are verses about trusting in and relying on God with good things to follow.
If you want honour and respect, you have to be able to properly give honour and respect. Honour God. Respect God. Put God in His place and then you will be in a position for Him to put you in your place. Humble yourself and you won’t have to look for honour, it will find you.
Daily Bible reading: Proverbs 15-16; 2 Corinthians 1