(James 5:1-6 NLT) Look here, you rich people: Weep and groan with anguish because of all the terrible troubles ahead of you. Your wealth is rotting away, and your fine clothes are moth-eaten rags. Your gold and silver have become worthless. The very wealth you were...
(James 5:13-16 NLT) Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises. Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord. Such a...
(James 3:13 NLT) If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. Self-check: 1. God likes THEM MORE. (James 3:14-16 NLT) 14 But if you are bitterly jealous and there is...
(James 1:26 NLT) If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless. The tongue is: 1. Small but POWERFUL. (James 3:2-5 NLT) 2 … For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and...
(James 1:1-2 NIV) James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, … (Proverbs 17:3 NIV) The crucible for...
(Proverbs 4:7 NIV) The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
(Proverbs 10:1 NIV) The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
(Proverbs 31:31 NIV) Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
√ Honor begins with GOD’S VIEW of them.
(Romans 8:30 NIV) And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
√ Honor BENEFITS me too.
(Ephesians 6:2-3 NIV) “Honor your father and mother”–which is the first commandment with a promise– “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”
√ Honor is GIVEN.
(1 Peter 2:13-17 NIV) Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.
(Romans 12:10 NIV) Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
(Proverbs 3:9 NIV) Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;
2. PRAISE them.
(James 3:9-10 NIV) With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.
3. PROTECT them.
(John 7:18 NLT) Those who speak for themselves want glory only for themselves, but a person who seeks to honor the one who sent him speaks truth, not lies.