(2 Timothy 2:23-26 NLT) Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people. Gently instruct those who...
(Matthew 18:33 MSG) Shouldn’t you be compelled to be merciful to your fellow servant who asked for mercy?’ √ What COMPELS you? • DENIAL of your own forgiveness. (Romans 5:8-9 NLT) But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still...
(Matthew 3:16 NIV) As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am...
(James 4:13-15 NIV) Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.”Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a...
(Job 9:25 NLT) “My life passes more swiftly than a runner. It flees away without a glimpse of happiness. —> running all over the place and still not happy (Job 7:6 NLT) “My days fly faster than a weaver’s shuttle. They end without hope....
(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.