Definitions & Insights – Honor
One year when the White House honored certain Americans for their service to their country, the national news carried parts of the ceremony. They honored the former president of our country, George H. W. Bush, but he needed help to come to the podium because of his age. The White House staff didn’t give him a walker or direct him to a handrail. They gave him an American soldier in full dress uniform to hold on to, and to help him go where he needed to be.
God wants His children to live in honor according to His design. And to help us to do it, He offers us Himself to hold on to.
The LORD, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed. (Deuteronomy 31:8 NKJV)
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. (Isaiah 43:2 KJV)
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Philippians 4:13 KJV)
Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. (Galatians 5:16 KJV)
Let us exercise respect and operate within honor in the habits of life that we adopt; in the carelessness, wastefulness, and neglect that we avoid; in the choices that we make; and in the concern for others that we practice.
“honor” – The good or bad that happens to you because of my words, attitudes, or actions, matters to me, and I will both exert myself and restrain myself to do you good.
“honor” – respect expressed in practical ways, in noticeable ways
Honor toward others says, “You are a part of ‘us,’ a valuable part.”