All throughout scripture, we see that God blesses an attitude of honor. In Exodus, it says that when we honor our parents, we are promised long life. In Proverbs, when we pursue righteousness, we will find life, prosperity and honor.
To show honor simply means that you give respect and recognition. There are many ways to show honor to others with your attitude, actions and words. I believe that when we humble ourselves and give honor, we will reap a harvest of honor in our lives in return.
Today in America, we recognize Memorial Day. It's a time when we honor all the men and women who have given their lives in service for this country. Scripture says, "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends" (John 15:13, NIV). As we remember what these brave men and women did, let's honor the gift of freedom they have given us by saying thank you with our actions and choosing to love and honor others.
Today, let's also honor all those who are serving in our armed forces and their families who have sacrificed so much. We appreciate you, love you and pray for God's peace, protection and provision over every area of your lives!