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A Culture of Honor

"Act as freemen, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God. Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king." 1 Peter 2:16-17

"Honor", according to HELPS Word-Studies, means perceived value, worth, willingly assigned to something.I encourage you to take a moment and ask the Lord if you are willingly assigning worth to everyone you see and meet. This is what He is calling us to.

A Culture of Honor is seeing and wholeheartedly KNOWING the greatness of God and rejoicing in the fear of the Lord first and foremost! The first and greatest commandment in action (Matt 22:37-39). From this place in which we receive the profound love of God, we are able to love our neighbors as ourselves - to treat each person with the intrinsic worth that Jesus Christ applied to each one of us when He willingly died for us.

A Culture of Honor also includes having a "Body of Christ" mentality, as in 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 and Ephesians 4:4-6. Seeing Jesus Christ as the head and seeking to honor and obey HIM In all that we do and say. Just like a healthy body follows the commands of the brain. In this mentality, we see one another as joint heirs in Christ and fellow members of HIS body, with the rest of our stories falling into place underneath. This means that other members' suffering is our suffering, and their joy is our joy. We are one Body.

The opposite of a Culture of Honor is a Culture of Dishonor, which sees through physical eyes, with a focus on physical features such as races, denominations, genders, body types, mannerisms, styles, gifts, talents, titles, possessions and so forth. James 2:1-6 warns against this mentality and even uses the word "dishonor." A Culture of Dishonor sees suffering, such as racial suffering, and responds by going on our way, wondering when they are going to "get over it." A Culture of Dishonor looks to others for deliverance rather than God, and has a mentality that we, in and of ourselves, are able to deliver. A Culture of Dishonor at best tolerates one another.

It is time for us to live out a Culture of Honor in the Sacramento Region! Today!

This Saturday, October 25, is "Leading In These Times", which has a focus on some of these very issues.I encourage you to attend and to join the Intercession Break-Out session where Adena Hodges and I will be presenting a 90-day strategic "OVERCOMING DARKNESS" action plan for serving the Body of Christ!

The lavish mercy and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you and through you!

Judy Trent-Whitnack

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