“Honor” generally means “esteem, respect, recognition, superior standing, or to value.”

“hādār” – is the Hebrew word meaning “beauty, majesty, honor, or to prefer”.

 

Psa. 149:5-9         What is an honor for all God’s godly ones (of Israel) – Psa. 149:9?

 

Why would this seeming lawlessness be an honor (a noble thing) for a godly person in light of Psa. 149:9 and Ezekiel 28:25-26; Num. 31:1-2; 33:50-53; Deut. 3:1-6; Deut. 20:1, 4?

 

Should we still be doing this today?

Why?

 

Dan. 5:18              What did God grant to King Nebuchadnezzar?

 

Had you ever thought about the fact that God grants human beings this kind of exultation?

Is there any human being other than Jesus whom you view with this kind of exaltation, and why?

 

1 Chron. 16:27    What is said of God?

 

How does knowing that God is majestic/magnificent/great/honored affect your day-to-day life (e.g., behavior, goals, priorities, attitudes, motives, activities, etc.), and why?

 

“hadarah” – is the Hebrew word meaning “beauty, majesty, glory , honor, splendor, or exaltation”.

 

Prov. 14:28           In what is a king’s glory/exaltation/greatness?

 

In what is your glory/honor/exaltation (e.g., a nice car, home, career, family, clothes, wealth, intelligence, Christian ministry, a faithful trainee, Bible study group, or what), and why?

 

“hod” – is the Hebrew word meaning “beauty, brilliancy, splendor; any good quality or endowment for which a person is admired or praised; magnificence”.

 

Psa. 104:1             With what is the Lord clothed (possessed)?

 

[“majesty” meaning “dignity, authority, and sovereign power”].

How does knowing that God is clothed with (or has) splendor/magnificence/great qualities affect your thoughts/attitude toward Him, and why?

 

“yeqar” – is the Hebrew word meaning “preciousness, honor, glory, or superior standing”.

 

Dan. 4:30-32        What did Nebuchadnezzar in his pride say was the reason for which he built Babylon (Dan. 4:30)?

 

What happens when we pridefully try to bring honor (i.e., superior standing) to ourselves?

 

Have you ever pridefully tried to bring honor to yourself, and why?

 

“kabad” – is the Hebrew word for “weight, heaviness, honor, glory, splendor, wealth, or positive reputation”.

 

1 Ki. 3:11-13        What did God give to Solomon (1 Ki. 3:13)?

 

Why?

 

Has God given you honor (“public fame and respect”) in any way?

If so, how, when, and why?

 

Psa. 66:1-2           What should we sing?

 

[This means we should sing praises for the Superior Being that He is and standing that He has (e.g., holy, truth, righteous, just, all-powerful, all-wise, everywhere present, love, mercy, forgiving, patient, grace, eternal, infinite, Creator, etc.).].

Have you ever done this?

If so, how often, how, and why?

 

Prov. 29:23; 18:12              What comes before honor?

 

Have you either experienced this yourself or seen this happen to someone else?

Why do you think that God has set it up this way?

 

Prov. 20:3             What is an honor (gains respect) for a person?

 

Have you ever experienced honor (praise, respect, commendation) for doing this?

If it wasn’t verbalized by people, do you think that they at least viewed it this way?

How do you think God views your keeping away from strife/fighting, and why?

 

Prov. 21:21           Who finds life, prosperity, and honor?

 

[“loyalty” – sticks with, defends, seeks the best interest of God, what’s right, or those that are right].

What are you pursuing and finding, and why?

 

“doxa” – is the Greek word meaning “glory” or “praise”.

 

Jn. 5:41-44           What didn’t Jesus receive from people?

 

What were they doing that hindered them from believing?

 

[Jesus wasn’t willing to receive as valid the praise of unbelievers. The very name “Jew” – from Judah, meaning “praised” – constantly reminds them of praise, glory, and honor; but it is the wrong kind of honor, springing from the wrong source, which they are seeking. A true Jew is one whose praise comes from God, not people – Rom. 2:29.].

Are you more concerned about getting glory (praise/worldly recognition) from people than from God, and why?

 

If you’re not, how is that seen?

 

Are you seeking worldly glory/honor through having college degrees, a prestigious career, a fancy car and/or home, sports or music superiority, computer savvyness, wearing the latest clothing fashions, being “politically correct”, etc., and why?

 

Jn. 8:54            What did Jesus say?

 

Do you ever go about glorifying (praising) yourself, rather then letting God do so for you, if it’s even meant to be, and why?

 

If you do, how do you go about doing so?

 

“kabed” – is the Hebrew word meaning “made weighty, heavy, honored, rich, or respect”.

 

Prov. 13:18           Who will be honored?

 

[“regards” means “responds positively to” or “applies/heeds it”].

[“reproof” – means being spoken to about some disapproved thing or having one’s negligence brought to one’s attention; to show where one is wrong].

Are you one who’s honored because of this?

 

Judg. 6:25-27       Does Gideon honor his father by destroying his idols?

 

Does this contradict Ex. 20:12?

Why?

 

1 Ki. 15:11-13      Does Asa honor his fathers and mother by removing their idols and his mother from being queen?

 

Why?

 

Were both Gideon and Asa right in what they did, and why [Judg. 6:25; (1 Ki. 15:11 with Deut. 5:8-9; 4:25-26; 27:15; 32:21; Lev. 26:1); 1 Cor. 13:5-6; Matt. 10:37; 22:36-38]?

 

1 Sam. 2:29-31    What was Eli’s sin (1 Sam. 2:29)?

 

What did it result in (1 Sam. 2:31, 34-35; 4:11; 22:17-20; 1 Ki. 2:27, 35)?

 

Do you see how God hates honoring your family members over honoring Him?

 

“time” – is the Greek word meaning “weight, honor, or valuing”.

 

Jn. 4:43-44; Matt. 13:57              What doesn’t a prophet have?

 

Why do you think this is so (Matt. 13:55-56 might shed some light)?

 

Have you known of a spiritual, godly leader to which this has happened?

If so, who, and what happened?

 

Acts 28:8-10        What did the people at Malta do for Paul and group?

 

Has anyone ever done this for you?

If so, when, and why?

 

Or, have you ever honored someone in a similar way?

And if so, specifically how?

 

Rom. 2:5-6, 9-10                What will there be for people who do good?

 

Do you or will you qualify for these things?

How do you know?

 

Rom. 9:21           Pictured as a potter, what does God have the right to do with people (who are pictured as clay)?

 

Are you a vessel for honorable use or not?

And how do you know?

 

Rom. 12:10           In our relationships to other Christians, how should we give preference to one another?

 

When you put other Christians before yourself, do you do so grudgingly or in honor/respectfully?

If in honor, give an example of a time you did this.

 

Rom. 13:7             What are we told to do here?

 

Are you doing this?

If so, how, and to whom?

 

1 Cor. 12:22-25, 28            In composing the body, what has God given and to whom (1 Cor. 12:24)?

 

What spiritual gift(s) or gifted person(s) did God hold in higher importance than man (i.e., the Corinthian church people) did (e.g., 1 Cor. 12:28 with 1 Cor. 14:1-4)?

 

Why do you think God does (Eph. 4:11-12 with Jn. 4:24)?

 

1 Thes. 4:3-5        What does Paul say that we should know?

 

Are you possessing/controlling your body (i.e., sexual desires) in honor (a respectable manner), and sanctification (separated from sin)?

If so, how?

 

1 Tim. 1:17           To whom should honor and glory be given and for how long?

 

Are you doing this?

If so, how often, and how?

 

1 Tim. 5:17           Who should be considered worthy of double honor?

 

Have you been considering these spiritual leaders worthy of double honor (i.e., honor as an elder and extra value and respect for those who rule excellently)?

If so, how?

 

2 Tim. 2:19-21     Who will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master?

 

[“these things” – wickedness, 2 Tim. 2:19, such as false teaching, 2 Tim. 2:15-18].

Knowing this, would you qualify as a vessel for honor?

 

1 Pet. 1:6-7          What does Peter hope may be found to result in praise, glory, and honor at the re­velation of Jesus Christ?

 

Do you think that your faith will result in this, and why?

 

1 Pet. 3:7               Who should grant whom honor, how and why?

 

If you’re a husband, are you doing this?

And if so, how?

 

2 Pet. 1:17            Who received honor and glory from whom?

 

In what way (Matt. 17:2, 5)?

 

How would you have honored Jesus if you were God the Father, and why that particular way?

 

“timao” – is the Greek word meaning “to honor or make heavy”.

 

Matt. 15:7-8         What did Jesus quote Isaiah as saying (regarding these Jewish religious leaders)?

 

Has this ever been true of you?

If so, when, and why?

 

Jn. 5:22-23          Why has God the Father given Jesus all judgment?

 

Are you doing this?

If so, how, and when?

 

Jn. 12:26               Who will God the Father honor?

 

Based on this, will God be honoring you?

Why?

 

Eph. 6:2-3             Who is to honor whom?

Why?

 

Are you honoring (respecting/valuing) them?

If so, how?

 

1 Tim. 5:3             Who is to honor whom?

 

What are some ways the church or you can do this?

 

1 Pet. 2:17            Who are we to honor (regard or respect)?

 

What is your attitude toward people in general, and why?

 

What are some ways that you could demonstrate this to people in general?

 

Phil. 2:25, 29-30          Who did Paul tell the Philippians to hold in high regard?

 

Why?

 

Is this your attitude toward your spiritual leader/trainer or others who have given their lives to serve the Lord in helping others spiritually?

 

1 Thes. 5:12-13              Who are Christians to appreciate and esteem/honor very highly, and why?

 

Are you doing this?

If so, how?

 

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