Quotes for Topic: Honor
Did you know the Bible has a lot to say about “honor?” Children are commanded to honor their parents (Mt. 15:4), citizens their government (Rom. 13:7), churches their leaders (1 Ti. 5:17) and employees their employers (1 Ti. 6:1). Those are the easy ones, but as we dig a little deeper we also see that husbands are to honor their wives (1 Pet. 3:7) and churches are to honor their widows (1 Tim. 5:3). Our bodies are to be honored in purity (1 Thes. 4:4). Marriage is to be held in honor (Heb. 13:4). As a matter of fact, we are all even commanded to honor one another. Rom. 12:10 says, “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor.”
Reference: Sermon, The Only Response to Grace – Part 2, Genesis 9.
It’s evident when a society turns its back on God. Many necessary traits of a civilized and orderly democracy go out the window. One of them is the loss of the concept of honor and respect. How does that come about? Take the belief that you evolved which makes life without honor, add it the self-esteem movement that teaches you only to honor yourself, add to that no moral absolutes whereby your end goal will justify your dishonorable means and then throw away divine accountability to honor because you believe you are the final say defining right and wrong.
Reference: A Word to Children and Parents, Ephesians 6:1-4, June 18, 2017.