“Honor Where Honor is NOT Due” by Dr. Jené Walker

What names are you calling your husband? What is your attitude when you address him? What is holding you back from humbling yourself in order to show honor to him in this season? What are you afraid of? Why aren’t you able to prostrate yourself in order to esteem or to value your husband to the highest degree? We won’t be able to escape having this characteristic as wives and still live in kingdom order.

1 Samuel 25:21-24 21 Now David had said, ‘Surely in vain I have protected andguarded all that this man has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missing of all that belonged to him; and he has repaid me evil for good. 22 May God do so to the enemies of David, and more also, if by morning I leave [alive] even one male of any who belong to him.’ 23 When Abigail saw David, she hurried and dismounted from the donkey, and kneeled face downward before David and bowed down to the ground [in respect]. 24 Kneeling at his feet she said, ‘My lord, let the blame and guilt be on me alone. And please let your maidservant speak to you, and listen to the words of your maidservant.'”

Abigail wanted to save her family from destruction. She rushed to confront the king to keep him from killing her household. When she reached him, she hurried and got off her donkey and “fell down” before the king. “Fell down” is the Hebrew translation which means she fell prostrate before the king; she bowed down before her superior in homage to him. Abigail knew to whom to show honor. She honored the king in how she addressed him as “my lord.” 1 Peter 3 says that “Even Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.”

Amazing woman of God, there is so much power in your ability and even willingness to humble yourself. When you can lower yourself, lessen your opinion of yourself, and stop thinking more highly of yourself than you ought to, power begins to permeate your whole being. Humility is a quality that distinguishes you from every other woman and you have to have it to show honor. Honor works well with obedience. Honor is related to submission. Honor prevents you from acting in your flesh. When your husband wants to move into another place to save money, will you “honor” his decision? When your husband reveals the financial plan for the family detailing what you have to save, spend, consolidate, and give away, will you honor him in obedience? When your husband gives you the new direction for the ministry and business, will you honor his vision? Even when he is about to make a decision that Holy Spirit revealed to you as an unwise decision, will you honor his authority?

The opposite of being prostrate is being prideful and pride goes before destruction. Listen to me you powerful woman of God, you have the spiritual capacity to humble yourself to show honor. You can impact the life of your husband, children, and family lineage with a decision to show honor and even be still until Holy Spirit tells you to move. You, queen, are an asset to the king, a manager, and the superintendent for your household. You are a gatekeeper and prophet. You are worth far more than rubies. To be continued…

Order your Worth Far More Than Rubies tee today at www.drjarmory.com! I can’t thank you enough for the influx of orders this weekend. I’m so grateful. I am decreeing and declaring that we have the faith to show honor even in places that we deem that honor is not due.

 

 

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