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Last night my family attended Holly’s induction ceremony to The National Honor Society.  When I returned home, and even waking up to the thought this morning, the word “honor” kept being on the forefront of my mind. Since my feet hit the ground today I’ve been singing in my head Jeremy Camp’s song “Overcome”.  I kept repeating the words, “Savior, worthy of honor and glory”.

First of all, I must say congratulations to Holly and all inductees in your accomplishments.  Woohoo!

In last night’s ceremony a guest speaker spoke words on honor and told relevant and memorable stories.  The inductees were called on the stage to receive their certificates. Candles were lit by all 150+ students, as they surrounded the audience. Parents, friends, and family all took pictures of their “honored” person(s).  It was a moment in time when the students should have, and hopefully did, feel honored.

The word honor can be used as a noun or a verb.  As a noun it means high respect; esteem, and a privilege.  As a verb the definition is to regard with great respect, and fulfill (an obligation) or keep (an agreement).

I searched the web for bible verses on this topic. I landed upon a site that answered the question, “What does the bible say about honor?” (See Got Questions.) I don’t know about you, but the first scripture that popped into my mind was Ephesians 6:1-3, Children, obey your parents the way the Lord wants, because this is the right thing to do. The command says, “You must respect your father and mother. This is the first command that has a promise with it. And this is the promise: “Then all will go well with you, and you will have a long life on the earth.”

Well, we “children of God”, need to make sure that we “honor/verb” God (“honor/noun”) the way He should be honored.

Proverbs 3:9 tells us to honor God with our wealth.

1 Corinthians 6:20 instructs us to honor God with our bodies.

1 Corinthians 10:31 reminds us to honor God with whatever we eat, drink, do, and EVERYTHING honor God.

1 Samuel 2:30 tells us that if we honor God He will honor us.

It appears to me that we need to pay tribute to our Heavenly Father with, in, and through everything we are and have.

Days later….I started this post on Wednesday morning, and just now finished it.  So I have to brag on not only Holly and her “honor”, but Hunter as well.  Thursday evening he received his graduation tassels for being an “honor” grad.  Woohoo! 

“Thank You, God, for gorgeous and intelligent children.  I pray that they will always turn to You and put You first in their lives.  May You receive ALL the honor and glory.  Amen”!

I pray God’s abundant love and blessings for y’all.

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