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1 As snow in summer and rain in harvest, So honour is not fitting for a fool. Proverbs 26:1

Whenever you come across someone for whom honour doesn't look right, the Bible calls them a fool.  I've come across many men and women over the years who have expressed discomfort or jokes about my calling them “sir,” or “ma'am.”  The Bible says when that just happened, I just ran across someone God calls a fool.

You can never express too much honour for the significant relationships of your life, your employers, and spiritual leaders in your life.  The Bible teaches honour and forbids you from speaking evil of the leader of your people.

Honour must be as unconditional as love for society to prosper, for love to have it's proper boundaries, goals, and corresponding actions, and it isn't related to one's age or social status.  The number one way to begin teaching children honour is to begin referring to them as “sir,” or “ma'am” and it'll impart to them early the meaning of love and how to judge the relationships worth pursuing, nurturing, defending, and keeping.

The book of Proverbs is primarily about honour.  The New Testament view of Christian conduct is summed up in the word “honour.”  Honour is how you love someone and how you distinguish your love from lust.  It's how you cultivate your love and how you resolve any areas that appear to be gray areas morally.

In Ephesians 6:1-9, where honour is being discussed, a long and good life is connected to honouring one's parents, not to obedience.  This answers the potential for inconsistencies some would view within the ten commandments regarding not being able to obey them all through circumstances that could be presented without regards to frailties, such as parents wishing their children to lie, steal, and kill.

You can honour without ever becoming morally reprehensible.  Honour is according to principle and sets love on a firm foundation.

 

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For the idols speak delusion; the diviners envision lies, and tell false dreams; they comfort in vain. Therefore the people wend their way like sheep; they are in trouble because there is no shepherd. Zechariah 10:2

 

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