Honor Releases Favor

Honor is the protocol of the Kingdom. Honor is simply the weight, worth or value we assign to someone.It’s how highly we esteem them. Honor means relating to someone according to their God-given identity.

The more we appropriately honor, the more we are able to access and avail of what others carry within them.  On the other hand, dishonour diminishes our ability to fully receive what others have.

Because of the lack of honor shown to Jesus in his home town, we are told, “He could not do any miracles there...”. The lack of honor prevented them from being able to receive all that Jesus had come to give them.  Dishonor shut down something within Jesus; it inhibited the supernatural from being released; it restricted the advance of the Kingdom in their midst.  The limitation was not on Jesus’ capacity to give but on their capacity to receive.

Sometimes honor is more about what we decide than what the other person deserves. Let honor be your standard. Honor will release the favor of God unto your life, it will draw out the best in others and it will position you for Kingdom promotion.


Mark 6:1-6

“Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. “Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What's this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he is performing? Isn't this the carpenter? Isn't this Mary's son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.” He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.“

Romans 12:10

“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

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