“Honor is not flattery, nor is it the building up of people where there is no substance. It is walking in truth, honestly pointing out the righteous truth about others...with no exaggeration and no demeaning.”—Arthur Burk
Honor Pays Attention
From a Christian perspective, honor recognizes who another is in Christ and acknowledges what is seen, usually verbally, to that person and others. Honor is recognizing and speaking the truth about the honorable things another does and says, their good works and wisdom, their good character traits, natural abilities, spiritual gifts, the fruit of the spirit they exhibit in their lives, how what they’ve done and said has blessed other people, their anointing, the fruit of their ministry, how they have grown, how important they are to the body of Christ, etc.
Honor is different than speaking prophetically into another’s life or even blessing someone. Both prophesy and blessing are very important. They are about God’s intentions for a person’s future.
Earlier this year, Jim and I were invited for dinner with some of our church's young adults. We had a wonderful time and recorded our dialogue including questions they had after going through the Foundations class.
“People who are alone when they fall are in real trouble.”
Author: Valerie Bixler
Valerie's life mission is to know God and make him known. She and her husband minister in Colorado Springs.
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