I heard from my mentor that you can respect yourself but you cannot HONOR yourself. Honor is bestowed upon you and that is what the resurrecting power of our Lord and Father Jesus Christ did for us. He gave us honor according to Revelations 5:12 AMP, “Worthy and deserving is the Lamb that was sacrificed to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.” 

Honor I learned is the discerning, celebrating and placing value on individuals for their uniqueness. Jesus Christ through His resurrection conferred upon us different gifts and talents to bless the body of Christ and the kingdom of God. Each of us carries a special gift that is needed and we need to see that and celebrate each other for what we are able to contribute to His kingdom. In 1 Peter 2:17 KJV, He commands us to ”Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.”  He further commands us through the Apostle Paul in Romans 12:10 ESV, to “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor” 

In so many ways we have not shown honor to people, maybe we didn’t know that we are commanded to honor both the least and the greatest person we know. This is our opportunity to start sowing a seed of HONOR in everyone we encounter. By doing so, we will be honoring the Lord in fulfilling His word and command. Henry L. Stimson said “Honor begets Honor”. In other words, if you give honor, it will reproduce honor in your life as well. Let’s celebrate what God is doing in the lives of the people around us. AMEN!


Lady Abena.