Thursday, December 15, 2011


When I think of honor here on earth, the folks in the military immediately come to mind. They seem to encompass the characteristics that I want my nation to stand on. I find that true for firefighters, police officers...all the people who put themselves in harm's way to protect something bigger than themselves.

I decided to look up honor in the dictionary. Jesus is not only to be honored, but He is honor. I loved these definitions, because they all apply to Him. So I thought I'd list them here, so our hearts can dwell on them today as we focus on honoring Jesus, whose birth we celebrate this season.

A good name or public esteem; a good reputation

A showing of usually merited respect with recognition

A person of superior standing, now used especially as a title for a holder of high office

One whose worth brings respect or fame

An evidence or symbol of distinction

An exalted title or rank

A badge or decoration

A ceremonial rite or observance

An award in a contest or field of competition

Chastity and purity

A keen sense of ethical conduct

One's word given as a guarantee of performance

Social courtesies or civilities extended by a host

Jesus embodies Honor. We honor Him by conducting ourselves the same way, as best as possible. As we think about Him today, let's honor Him with our very best, from our thoughts to our conduct to our generosity.

Revelation 5:13
Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”

1 comment:

  1. It is written that we should Honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I realize that sometimes my actions do not honor Him and for that I have had to ask for forgiveness. I strive daily to honor him in how I live, speak, and conduct myself.

    Blessings and Merry Christmas!