Who do you know that deserves honor? We often think in terms of granting honor to those who have earned it, but what might it be like if we just “gave” honor to others? Here’s an interesting command in Romans 12:10 given in the context of being a “living sacrifice” and “not being conformed to this world”:“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor…”How would applying this simple yet challenging practice to your current relationships elevate your level of influence in those people’s lives? Paul is speaking in particular here about how we should treat others in the Body of Christ, but I think this could be applied in most of our encounters throughout our day. This practice requires selfless humility and a servant’s heart. How could you live this out today among those in your realm of influence? You know how much it means to you when someone is devoted and loyal, and treats you with respect. The challenge for today is to “be devoted and give honor” to those God has placed in your life. Both you and others will be transformed.
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“There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in – that we do it to God, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.”
~ Mother Teresa