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Many seek honour and desire it in their lives, but few know how to be honoured effectively.

The Word of God in Romans 13 exhorts us not to be debtors of anyone but of love. We owe love in the full sense of the Word. What do we get to work daily without holidays? We are allowing you to know the Word that sets you free. And we are sure that God gives us back for what we are doing.

“Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honour to whom honour” (Romans 13:7).

That is, once the tax is made official, there is nothing left for us to do, but, by Christian conscience, we pay what is due.

Children must respect their parents. The Bible teaches that all authority comes from God. That’s why you need to be aware of political elections. You may not like the authority that governs, but we must pray for everything to go well.

Those who want to be a Christian have to have this conscience. For example, husband and wife owe each other the debt of paying attention and being physically present to each other. What do you owe your husband or wife that you have not been giving him or her? If you want an honourable marriage, you must first pay your debts to the other. I’m not talking about money. I’m talking about the principles and values of one to the other.

In our language, we have the expression “honour your commitments” or “keep your promises.” What does it mean to “honour”? It is to fulfil what is expected or promised (whatever it costs). Many people who do not like to do their duties go the extra mile, taking from where they cannot take to avoid failing with the committed word (even when it is difficult).

So, if you want to have an honourable life, know that you will only be honoured after you act honestly. Honour is gained. In the past, they used to say “fees” or salary. The word “honorary” comes from “honour.” A person deserves to be honoured for what they have done. Honour is a prize for the right attitude that the person has taken.

Instead of complaining or asking God to honour you, know that honour is not asked for (it is a decision of the One who has the power to honour). Look at yourself and think, “Am I fulfilling my commitments?” Our job is to look at where we owe and comply. Thus, honour will be a consequence.

Meditate on this through the video above.

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Bishop Renato Cardoso