#PrayerForTheWeek – Being honourable

Heavenly Father, help us to live a life of obedience to You. Help us to honour You with all that we do & say.

Ephesians 6:14-17
Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon.

Seek to understand 

Deuteronomy 32:6-7 

Don’t you realise it is God you are treating like this? This is crazy; don’t you have any sense of reverence? Isn’t this your Father who created you, who made you and gave you a place on earth? Read up on what happened before you were born; dig into the past, understand your roots. Ask your parents what it was like before you were born; ask the old-ones, they’ll tell you a thing or two. 

A promise is a promise

Matthew 23:16-22 

“You’re hopeless! What arrogant stupidity! You say, ‘If someone makes a promise with his fingers crossed, that’s nothing; but if he swears with his hand on the Bible, that’s serious.’ What ignorance! Does the leather on the Bible carry more weight than the skin on your hands? And what about this piece of trivia: ‘If you shake hands on a promise, that’s nothing; but if you raise your hand that God is your witness, that’s serious’? What ridiculous hairsplitting! What difference does it make whether you shake hands or raise hands? A promise is a promise. What difference does it make if you make your promise inside or outside a house of worship? A promise is a promise. God is present, watching and holding you to account regardless. 

#FoodForThought : Do you conveniently “forget” a verbal promise, because it isn’t written? Is your ‘yes’ quite often an unspoken ‘NO!’? What does your word mean to you?