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Honor

November 5, 2018

Matthew 7:12So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

 

I loved the sermon last Sunday.  If you haven’t had a chance to listen to it, please do so (you can find it here on our website). 

 

One of the things that impacted me the most was the fact that it was okay to talk about others behind their backs.  What a great visual…go ahead, talk behind their backs, just make sure what you say is life giving.

 

We have to be intentional about how we show honor to those around us.  A decision we have to make.  Every time you make a decision about how to respond to someone who is rude to you, gossiped about you, or has cut you down or hurt you, your beliefs are front and center. 

 

Colossians 4:6Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

 

As Christians, our speech must be pleasant, encouraging, kind and gracious.  The words must be worthy of being identified with Christ.  Our conversations should set the example of God’s goodness.

 

So let’s go out of the way to honor someone this week.  Let’s be intentional and try to catch your spouse doing something right, your kids doing something good, your co-workers, your friends.  Instead of being on guard lets be intentional to finding good in people.  Then, let’s let them know about it.  Share what you found, let them know that they mean something to you.

 

It’s so easy for us to find fault and let people know when we feel harmed or hurt by them, but what if we intentionally found the good in people, find the value they give to you personally, then share it with them.  It’ll make you feel as good as it does them!

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