HONOR: Letting someone know you see how valuable they really are.
MAIN POINT: Honor God by giving Him credit.
BIBLE STORY: David Dances Before God | 2 Samuel 6:12-22a
MEMORY VERSE: “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another more above yourselves.” Romans 12:10
People should not just be honored because of what they do; they should primarily be honored because of who they are. Stuff will lose value over time, but not people. At its core, honor is seeing people the way God sees people. We’re naturally wired to put ourselves first, but honor is the opposite of self-centeredness. It is something that flows from your relationship with God. In a sense, one of the best ways we can HONOR God, is by honoring those who reflect the image of God.
In 2 Samuel 6:12-22a, David is so excited that they are bringing the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem that he starts a party in the middle of the streets. He dances to God in front of all the people in Jerusalem. When his wife is upset with him, he defends his action as a way to honor God. David doesn’t care what people think, he wants to worship God.
We can honor God by giving Him credit. The secret to showing honor to others is to understand that it begins with honoring God and giving Him the credit for everything we have. We should make it a point to honor God with every aspect of our lives.