God and Honor Part 2

Sunday December 16, 2012

Children need to be trained by their parents. The first commandment with promise of a long life is to honor your father and mother (Eph. 6:2-3). God honors those who honor Him (1 Sam. 2:17-30). Sow honor in order to reap honor. King Saul gives us an example of not honoring God in 1 Sam. 13:13-14. King David is an example of honoring God (Acts 13:22; 1 Chron. 19:1). We honor by speaking the truth. King David’s men were men of honor and had the heart of a lion (1 Chron. 19:1; 11:20-25) and were willing to risk their lives for their leader (1 Chron. 11:15-18), but they weren’t always like that. They became like their leader, David, even though they started out as men who were desperate, in debt, and bitter in soul (1 Sam. 22:1-2). King David wanted to honor God by building Him a house (1 Chron. 17:1-27). He personally gave of his own treasures. We are to imitate our leaders, Pastor Dale and Teri (and Pastor Syd and Jen). King David sowed honor for his children, and we should. too. Giving your best and of your possessions honors God and brings blessing (Prov. 3:1-6). Honor is tied to giving (Mal. 3:7-18).