Saturday, April 9, 2016

Honor

Exodus 20:12
12 “Honor your father and mother, so that you may live long in the land which Adonai your God is giving you.

Ephesians 6:2-3
2 “Honor your father and mother” — this is the first commandment that embodies a promise — 3 “so that it may go well with you, and you may live long in the Land.”

Isaiah 9:14
The old and the honored are the head, while prophets teaching lies are the tail.
Judges 9:9
But the olive tree replied, ‘Am I supposed to leave my oil, which is used to honor both God and humanity, just to go and hold sway over the trees?’
 
Judges 13:17
Manoach said to the angel of Adonai, “Tell us your name, so that when your words come true we can honor you.”
 
Honor is one of the most universal moral there is. At least every culture has one version of a honor and shame society. That's right even third world countries have this moral. Honor and shame are an important thing to every culture. I heard a wonderful teaching at a church conference last summer. The teacher was talking about an honor and shame society in the bible. In the bible people who dishonored and shamed often couldn't go back their old lives. They often couldn't face their own families. You can still see this today in Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim countries. Often they only the way they can restore their honor is through death. 

Thanks for reading with me today ya'll. Shabbat Shalom!

2 comments:

  1. I love that you're able to find so many verses to illustrate your post each day. :-)

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