The Bible says in Romans 12:10 to “Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honouring each other.”
I have been thinking about the second part of the verse today – the honouring.
The dictionary tells us to honour someone is to show great respect, regard, or esteem in an outward way towards them. It also talks about giving credit to them for something they have done.
Likewise, the Greek word used here in this verse is τιμή. It is pronounced tee-may’. This means to highly value or highly esteem something or someone. It is to put a great price on them.
This got me thinking about the people in my life. Do I highly value or esteem them? Do I go out of my way to honour or show great respect outwardly towards them?
I really hope I do. Just in case, in the next few days I am intentionally going to go out of my way to show the people in my life how much I do honour and respect them.
How about you? Is there anyone in your life you could “take delight in honouring” today?