TO THE BIBLE: 1 Peter 2:17
“Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.”
Do you want to succeed and make good progress in life? If your answer is “Yes!” which I’m certain it is, then you must embrace a key principle of success that’ll place you at a vantage point for it, and that is “giving honour.” “Honour” basically means to show respect to, towards, or for. It means to give recognition to; to esteem another. It also means to give preference.
In the light of these definitions, our theme scripture today tells us to honour everybody irrespective of who they are. And to do this, we must walk in love, because Jesus told us to love one another. You can’t walk in love without showing honour. The verse also tells us to reverentially honour God, and finally, it says, “Honour the king.” This refers to giving honour to those who have authority over us—whether it’s at home, in the church, at school, or in the society at large.
Why do we have to honour others? Revelation 5:10 says, Christ Jesus has, “…made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” This lets you know that you’ve been raised up in Christ Jesus to reign on earth as a king and priest of God; you’re a person of honour. Therefore, always be willing to give honour, because honour begets honour. You can only receive more of what you give. If you don’t give honour, you can’t receive honour. On the other hand, the more you honour others, the more you’re honoured both by God and by men.
Dear Father, I thank you for making me worthy of honour and teaching me to honour others. I willingly give honour to others with all sincerity and love, thereby expressing your nature of love, and the humility of Christ, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
1 Thessalonians 4:1-18, Isaiah 40-41
John 5:33-47, 1 Kings 21
Don’t wait for others to greet you today; be the first to greet people nicely and with a kind smile. That’s one good way to honour others.