Time Capsule- Honor

Time Capsule
Part 2

Malachi 1:6 “The Lord of Heaven’s Armies says to the priests: “A son honors his father, and a servant respects his master. If I am your father and master, where are the honor and respect I deserve? You have shown contempt for my name!

Mark 6:1-6
“Jesus left that part of the country and returned with his disciples to Nazareth, his hometown. 2 The next Sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. They asked, “Where did he get all this wisdom and the power to perform such miracles?” 3 Then they scoffed, “He’s just a carpenter, the son of Mary[a] and the brother of James, Joseph,[b] Judas, and Simon. And his sisters live right here among us.” They were deeply offended and refused to believe in him.
4 Then Jesus told them, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his relatives and his own family.” 5 And because of their unbelief, he couldn’t do any miracles among them except to place his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6 And he was amazed at their unbelief.”
Verse 5 “Because of their disbelief, he could not do any miracles among them.”
4 things about honor.

  1. What is honor?

Honor:  to add value, to give worth, to treat as precious or valuable. Very literally it means to give weight to something. 

Dishonor:  to treat as if it is not valuable. to remove weight, to take something lightly.

Familiarity causes dishonor.

Mark 6:4 “Jesus said to them ‘Only in his hometown among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor.”

2. Who do we honor?

6 people we are called to honor…

  1. Our parents

Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and mother, so that you may live long in the Land your God is giving you.”

2. Those in authority

Romans 13:7 (NLT) “Give to everyone what you owe them: Pay your taxes and government fees to those who collect them, and give respect and honor to those who are in authority.”

I Peter 2:13 (NLT) “For the Lord’s sake, submit to all human authority—whether the king as head of state, 14 or the officials he has appointed…”

3. Our spouse

I Peter 3:1 “…wives must accept the authority of your husbands.

Verse 7 “in the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives.”

4. Those who are faithful

Philippians 2:22 But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father he has served with me in the work of the gospel.

verse 29 “ So then, welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor people like him,”

5. Our pastors and church leaders

I Timothy 5:17 “The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.”

I Thessalonians 5:12 (NLT) “Dear brothers and sisters, honor those who are your leaders in the Lord’s work. They work hard among you and give you spiritual guidance.”

6. Each other

Romans 12:10 “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

Romans 12:10 (ESV) “ Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.”

3. Why do we lack honor?

All true honor is born out of a heart that is truly honoring to God.

Matthew 15:8 “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.”

4. How do we honor?

Honor is not about what does someone deserve, instead it's about what have I decided to do.

I Peter 2:13-17 “Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.”

Key thought for today: WE HONOR GOD BY HONORING OTHERS