Respect and honor...two very self centered, proud, but humbling words. Do we deserve it,need it,desire it,expect it or even display it in our every day walk?
How do we obtain respect or honor? How do we show it to our friends,family and even strangers? My husband and I have been teaching our 1st and 2nd grade class on Sunday mornings. Honor has been a virtue they have been learning for the past few months. Kids are so honest...their answers to this question are so fresh. With our daughter 3 months away from her wedding day...I have been thinking about the meaning of these words a little deeper. She is about to experience respect and honor in a real way! I'm still learning after 25 years of marriage. Not only does marriage teach you...but children have a way of forcing you to learn! It's kind of like the saying.."In order to have friends you have to be a friend." Those things I desire from others...love ,honor, respect and friendship...I must first initiate in order to receive them.
1st Corinthians 13...4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8Love never fails..................
13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.