The Law of Honor

The Law of Honor by Kynan Bridges

A son honors his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honor? And if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?  Malachi 1:6

Have you ever seen a diamond?  It is a very expensive and precious gem stone.  The reason why diamonds are expensive is due to the fact that they are heavily controlled on the market and difficult to access in large quantities for most people.  This reminds me of an even more scarce and precious commodity: honor.  This is one of the rarest and most valuable “substances” in our society today.

What is honor?

Honor is defined as high respect or esteem.  When we honor something or someone, we attach significance and value to that thing or person.  You may have heard the expression used in a court of law, “Your honor!”  It is a title of high esteem.  The truth is that God is a God of honor.  He loves honor, and to be honored.

In fact, honor is one of the most powerful forces in the Kingdom of God.  Unfortunately, few people know what honor is and even fewer operate in the realm of honor on a regular basis.  We watch television shows, read tabloids, and listen to talk radio that is completely saturated with dishonor.  We speak negatively of our political and religious leaders and feel that this is our democratic right.  This is not God’s way.  The Word of God says in Malachi 1:6, “If then I be a father, where is mine honor?”  God is asking this generation, “Where is my honor?”  If we are going to experience the fullness of what God desires to pour out in this generation, we must learn to walk in honor.

More than a Natural Action

Honor is much more than respect and esteem; it is the supernatural catalyst by which God transfers something of great value to us.  When we honor someone, we are positioned to partake of the value and significance that they carry.  In the original Hebrew, honor means “weight”.  In other words, when we honor someone, they have “weight” in our lives.  For example, the bible tells us in Ephesians 6 to “Honor your mother and father, that it may be well with you.”  Our parents are the first people that we are introduced to in this world.  They are the prototype of honor.  God uses our parents to teach us to extend that same honor to Him.  When we dishonor our parents, we actually bring a curse upon ourselves. The bible says: “Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.” Proverbs 20:20

Notice that cursing our parents produces spiritual darkness and even death.  In the same way, when we dishonor God we bring spiritual and physical darkness into our lives. How do we honor God?

There are several ways that we can honor God:

1. We honor God with our heart.  This means that we hold Him in high esteem in our inward thoughts, feelings, and emotions.

2. We honor God with our lips.  Every word that we speak about God is a testament of whether or not we honor Him.  Do you speak words or engage in conversations that dishonor God?

3.  We honor God with our substance (or physical resources).  Proverbs 3 tells us to, “Honor the Lord with your substance, and with the first fruits of your increase”.  Everything that we possess belongs to Him.

4.  We honor God by honoring the God ordained authority that He has placed over us.  There are so many Christians who are bound in stagnation and spiritual immaturity, because they have never learned to honor their spiritual leaders.  Do you gossip about your pastor?  Do you seek his or her input when you are about to make major life decisions? This is all an issue of honor.

When you make a conscious decision to honor God and His people, you are posturing yourself to experience a deluge of blessing and provision in your life.

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Pastor Kynan T. Bridges through his profound revelation of the Word of God and dynamic teaching ministry has revolutionized the lives of many in the body of Christ. Through his practical approach to applying the deep biblical truths of the Word of God, Pastor Kynan reveals the authority and identity of the New Covenant believer. He is the Senior Pastor of Grace & Peace Global Fellowship in Tampa, Florida where he lives with his wife Gloria, and their three children. For more information visit: