THE BENEFITS OF HONOUR
⭕️What we call faith in the bible is actually attached to honour.
⭕️When you have faith in God, you respect God enough to believe that He will do what He says He will do.
⭕️Not everyone can be trusted and not everyone can be taken at their word.
⭕️If a two-year old child says they will kill you, you will not take that threat as seriously as you would if it came from an adult.
⭕️Honour is a law in the spirit that makes things move in your direction (Hebrews 7:7).
THE BENEFITS OF HONOUR
1.AN INHERITANCE IS TRANSFERRED THROUGH HONOUR (Genesis 27:3-4)
⭕️It is a system of transfer of things from one person to another.
⭕️A father can choose not to give an inheritance to one of his children based on their behaviour.
⭕️Dishonour cuts you off from an inheritance while honour puts you in line to receive the inheritance.
2.IT BRINGS ABOUT MULTIPLICATION (Proverbs 3:9-10, Luke 17:16-19)
⭕️Wherever there is honour, multiplication is straightforward.
3.HONOUR BRINGS SECURITY (1 Samuel 2:30)
⭕️The purpose of authority is three-fold: security, promotion and favour.
⭕️The authority you don’t honour cannot promote you.
⭕️The authority you don’t honour cannot cover you.
4.HONOUR BRINGS ABOUT FAVOUR (Esther 4:16, 5:2-4, 1:1-12, 2 Samuel 15:2)
⭕️It is the authority you honour that can favour you.
⭕️God is honoured when He is believed and trusted.
⭕️When you honour God you receive honour back, and when God honours you there is no door that cannot open for you.
⭕️Mark those who do not want to celebrate with and mourn with you.
⭕️Honour will give you access to a place and keep you long in that place.
⭕️Dishonour is exit.
⭕️Remember who helped you.
⭕️Remember those who blessed you.
WHO SHOULD WE HONOUR?
1.GOD (1 Samuel 2:30, Matthew 6:33)
⭕️Spending quality time in prayer and the word is honouring God.
⭕️Obeying and trusting God is honouring Him.
2.HONOUR SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES (1 Samuel 18:5)
⭕️There are gates in heaven for protocol.
⭕️If you dishonour the system, the system will take you out.
3.HONOUR YOUR PARENTS (Exodus 20:12, Deuteronomy 5:16, Ephesians 6:2)
⭕️Obey and respect your parents.
⭕️Give them something to show you value them.
⭕️Long life is in honour.
4.HONOUR SPIRITUAL LEADERS (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13)
⭕️You are not honouring them because of their personality or the way they dress but because of their work.
⭕️They are appointed by God to do what they are doing.
5.HONOUR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS (Romans 13:1-2, 1 Peter 2:17)
⭕️Some people’s curses are because of dishonour to government officials.
6.HONOUR YOUR BOSSES AT WORK (1 Peter 2:18, Genesis 16:9)
⭕️Dishonour will make your work difficult and you risk losing your job.
⭕️One of the proofs of honour is adaptation.
⭕️Your ability to adapt shows you have honour.
7.HONOUR YOUR SPOUSE (WIFE OR HUSBAND) (1 Peter 3:7, Ephesians 5:33, Matthew 12:34)
⭕️Dishonour can hinder prayers.
⭕️Words are like water that is poured on the ground.
⭕️Pride, offense and familiarity breed dishonour.
⭕️Are you able to compose yourself when you’ve been offended?
⭕️What you say when you are offended is the truth that is in your heart.
⭕️Think before you speak.
8.RESPECT ELDERS (Leviticus 19:32)
⭕️Those who are older than us deserve to be honoured.
HOW DO YOU HONOUR?
1.THROUGH RESPECT (1 Sam 14:22)
⭕️Speak and act respectfully.
2.OBEDIENCE (John 14:21)
3.Giving (Malachi 1:6-7, Proverbs 3:9-10)
4.THROUGH WORDS OF THANKSGIVING AND ADMIRATION
⭕️To say “thank you” is honour and to be ungrateful is dishonour.
5.THROUGH SERVICE (Philippians 2:21-22, Deuteronomy 28:47, Mark 6:5)
⭕️Honour God by serving Him with your efforts, resources, talents and time.