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Respect & Honor


you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for

“God opposes the proud
    but gives grace to the humble.”
So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.

— I Peter 5:5-7 NLT


Giving honor to your elder shows how much patients you have and that you respect what knowledge that your forefathers have that you need.  If you dont know the directions to a place, the person who has that knowledge can benefit you.  Israel forgot how to go home.  It must be true, because they could have left when thibgs started going well.  Instead, they stayed beyond the famine, they grew comfortable in second best.  Because my mother is ahead of me on the road of life, I am supposed to gain knowledge from her on the particulars of living.  All of our elders need respect and honor, because one day we all if we live, wilk become older, and we would want some one to give respect to us.  This goes for those who are in Spirit as well.  We must honor the men and women who have years of experience in the faith, that is not only the elderly saints.  Timothy and Titus needed to be given this honor because of their Spiritual growth in Christ.  The Scripture also tells us to make sure we donot dishonor each other.  Just because you are the older sibling in the faith or in life.   Donot become one no one wants to honor because of your knowledge and years of experience.   That is like dealing with a person who only knows the roads that they have taken, and they are unaware that there is a new addition to the route.  The young are the elders strength.  Remember when sending them to trek out new routes, they can plow a new road that you and I might be afraid to take for fear of getting lost.

Last part.  Dont try to take on anothers task because of zeal or knowledge.  God says here to wear your uniform with joy and honor.  Dress yourself in humility.  Dont embarras the Kingdoms order of service.  Dont call out the man or woman of God because you think they should be corrected.  God always gets His enemy.

Also, when you have someone to teach and inspire, it gives you energy and added time.  God knows when you matter to His service or not.  Make warriors, not rebels.



Ordained Elder, Husband, and Father.

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