Honor Unto Him

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Treat one another,
with love and respect;
honor and care for,
homes that have been wrecked.
Rebuke not old men,
grant them due honor;
as if they were each,
our earthly fathers.
Young men as brothers,
ladies as sisters;
each with purity,
be sin resistors.
Treat older women,
as if our own mom;
grant help to widows,
be His healing balm.
Care for family,
generous and wise;
place hope in our God,
resist pleasure’s lies.
When proper honor,
is given to these;
we honor our God,
serve as He would please.

(Responding to I Timothy 5:1-8)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You don’t just tell us to love one another, and leave it at that, but You give us specific instructions to guide all that we say and do. Forgive us for the times that we have not honored each other as You have asked, and help us to treat older men and women as fathers and mothers, and younger men and women as brothers and sisters – all with absolute purity – as each are Your created, whom You dearly love. Teach us to live and love like You, and may our kindness and generosity lead many to look to You alone. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present