summer road trip: honor


SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2018

Honor: to regard or treat someone with admiration and respect

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” – Ephesians 6:1-3 NIV

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.  …And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him. – Ephesians 6:4,9 NIV

Offer these 2 gifts to one another: Choose to honor and be honorable.

Read all of 2 Samuel 13-19.

After Absalom fled and went to Geshur, he stayed there three years. And King David longed to go to Absalom, for he was consoled concerning Amnon’s death. – 2 Samuel 13:38-39 NIV

Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But that is not what God desires; rather, he devises ways so that a banished person does not remain banished from him. – 2 Samuel 14:14 NIV

But the king said, “He must go to his own house; he must not see my face.” So Absalom went to his own house and did not see the face of the king. – 2 Samuel 14:24 NIV

…“I want to see the king’s face…  Then the king summoned Absalom, and he came in and bowed down with his face to the ground before the king. And the king kissed Absalom.” – 2 Samuel 14:32-33 NIV

“…If only I were appointed judge in the land…and so he stole the hearts of the people of Israel.” – 2 Samuel 15:4-6 NIV

David then said to Abishai and all his officials, “My son, my own flesh and blood, is trying to kill me. How much more, then, this Benjamite! Leave him alone; let him curse, for the Lord has told him to. – 2 Samuel 16:11 NIV

The king was shaken. He went up to the room over the gateway and wept. As he went, he said: “O my son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you—O Absalom, my son, my son!” – 2 Samuel 18:33 NIV



Since family issues never go away, do everything you can to never walk away.

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. – Romans 12:18 NIV

“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. – Ephesians 4:26-27 NIV

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. – Ephesians 4:31-32 NIV

“While it is hard to swallow your pride, it is even harder to live with regret.” – Jared Herd

Choose to honor and be honorable.