We are wretched sinners saved by God’s amazing grace…. saved to live pure and holy lives, set apart to be His holy vessels to bring healing and wholeness to an unholy world.
Our God is a JEALOUS God – He does not share His glory with anyone, He is not pleased when our devotion to Him is compromised and when we give our attention to other gods and worldly things, He acts to protect us from evil, He defends the poor and needy, He will not allow the enemy to destroy us unless we choose the path of unholiness and destruction by ourselves, He will return with His power, authority and judgment – and the ungodly will not inherit the Kingdom of God (1Cor.6:9).
You can’t honor God without a culture of honoring one another! The Word of God instructs us to honor one another (Rom.12:10), clearly when we do so, we please God and honor Him. And the Lord also said that “those who honor Me I will honor” (1Sam.2:30). So when we honor one another, we have honored God and in response, God honors us! That’s the culture of honor. Thus, every believer who seeks to honor God must also seek to honor one another. Honor breeds honor. When we honor others, others will honor us too. When we dishonor others whether privately or publicly, they will in turn dishonor us. The whole thing turns ugly and dishonors the Name of Christ. So let us rejoice in what is good and give thanks to God for one another. May you intentionally honor those around you today whether they deserve it or not. Together, let’s build a strong culture of honor. Have a great day!
“….. for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me will be lightly esteemed.” (1Sam.2:30)
It is easy to be self-centred and self-obsessed. And it takes considerable effort to appreciate, affirm and honor others because we are naturally selfish.The Bible tells us in Rom.12:10 to be devoted to one another in love and to honor one shorter above ourselves! When we decide to build a culture of honor at home or in the workplace, great things happen because people who feel honored, loved and respected do better in life and perform better in school and at work. They are more motivated, they work hard and they want to contribute. On the other hand, those who do not feel honored become frustrated, angry and bitter. As a result, they give up on people, work and life altogether. So wherever you are today, cultivate that culture of honor and begin to reap the fruit of love, joy and excellence! Have a great day!
"Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves." (Rom.12:10)
Are we a consumer-centred or Christ-centred church? A consumer-centred church is PRIMARILY concerned about how to attract people to church while a Christ-centred is PRIMARILY concerned about how to attract Christ to our church. When Christ is attracted to a church because of her purity and holiness, He will draw people to Himself. (Inspiration derived from Terry T. Teykl’s book, The Presence Based Church.)
I remember Matt Redman saying in an article or book that he aims to write songs that reveal the different aspects of God’s character. His album, The Friendship and the Fear, is a good example of that. On the same note, worship leaders should choose songs that reveal different aspects of God’s character – for instance, songs about God’s holiness, the fear of the Lord, His second coming and His righteousness along with songs about His love, mercy, grace, friendship and provision. This will help worshippers grow in understanding the different aspects of God’s character.