By: Justin Dillenschneider, Director of Student Life
Week of March 21st, 2022
Honor can be defined as a good character or reputation for honesty and fair dealing. The golden mean is incredibly difficult for most believers when it comes to this virtue. Many of us have areas of our lives that we deeply struggle to give up control over. In other areas, we fall quickly into avoidance or negligence. As we seek to grow in our relationship with God, the Holy Spirit works to reshape our desires and teaches us to honor the Lord with our time, our resources, and with our person (heart, soul, mind, and strength). This healing of our vertical relationship with God teaches us to give honor to others before ourselves, and to give over control of our lives and resources. We all fail to do this well every day, but as we grow in Christlikeness the Holy Spirit will continue to teach us how to use our gifts and talents to honor and glorify Him.
Continue contemplating honor by looking at this week’s scripture reading from
Deuteronomy 5:16 CSB
“16 Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and so that you may prosper in the land the Lord your God is giving you.”
Romans 12:10 ESV
“Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.”
We want to encourage you to have a conversation this week about the virtue of honesty.
Consider these discussion prompts together:
- What tempts you to fall into negligence?
- Where have you seen people fall into being controlling? Where are you tempted to do so?
- What are some ways you see Christ correcting controlling or negligent behavior in people in Scripture?
- How do we see the apostles and the early church modeling and celebrating honor in their words and actions?