Appreciating A Leader of Honor
The elders who perform their leadership duties well are to be considered worthy of double honor (financial support), especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching [the word of God concerning eternal salvation through Christ].
– 1 Timothy 5:17
Living a life of honor is pivotal to cultivating thriving relationships – with God and with others. Although honor seems to be going extinct in our day and age, we are still deeply moved by displays of it. That’s why acts of honor should not just be admired and applauded – they must become a way of life
The word honor simply means ‘a valuing’. Other definition of honor is appreciation, esteem, favorable regard and respect. Honor can be displayed in action, word and even thought. But all true honor originates from the heart.
To honor someone is to genuinely love them, because it takes unconditional love to walk in true honor. Honoring someone is bestowing dignity upon them, which communicates their value.
Paul instructed; ‘Let love be without hypocrisy, Abhor what is evil, cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another’
First of all, Paul states true love has no hypocrisy. A definition of hypocrisy is ‘the concealment of one’s real character or motives’.
This would would be characterized by one who acts as though they honor by their outward actions and words, but within they criticize, envy or even despise you. Or in your absence they cut down, defame or slander you.
To extend true honor, it must be done without hypocrisy. It can never be done in pretense. It’ll only lead to deception, and there’s definitely no reward for the counterfeit.
On this 6th day of November we arise and stop to acknowledge a man of double Honor, son of God indeed in whom there is no guile or deceit. He has lived amongst us in a most honorable way.
We make bold to say if we have only a few more men like Pastor BeulahToks Johnson in the nations of the earth, the world will be a far more better place to live.
Happy Birthday to the Set-man of the Capstone Church without walls, A man of honor and deserving of double honor.
We thank God for connecting us to you.
Go ahead today and appreciate him with gifts, in words, on social media, in person (if you can) and let him know he is a man of double honor.
With the same attitude appreciate and honor the men and women God has connected you with in your life.
Above all, don’t play lip service to the kingdom of God, your Father in Heaven is to be honored, adored and worshiped with all your heart, so Honor God with your life
Let’s activate the #HonorChallenge today!
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for love and exceeding grace towards me. I thank you for the men and women you have placed in my life to influence me for good and God.
Today I pray specially for your son, Pastor Beulah Tokunbo Johnson. May he continue to grow in faith and grace. May he finish strong. May he continue to be an example of Christ in his generation. May he never lose his relevance in the kingdom.
I bless him, his wife and children, his ministry and all his endeavors. I declare Pastor Beulah Tokunbo Johnson is blessed now and forevermore.
In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.