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This week, we focus on the phrase “whatever is honorable” from Philippians 4:8.
Honorable. I wonder, is the concept of honor old-fashioned? When I think of this word two things come to mind: first, addressing a judge as “Your honor” and second, a soldier with an honorable discharge from service. Both uses illustrate the meaning of the word.
Honorable is the quality someone has that causes others to show honor to him or her. In short, it means “worthy of high respect.” When a soldier is honorably discharged, the government declares that he or she is worthy of great respect. He or she deserves to be recognized and receive honor for his or her service. On the other hand a dishonorable discharge is a declaration that a soldier’s conduct in the service was bad. The ex-soldier does not deserve any respect, courtesy or distinction.
Philippians 4:8 encourages us to think about a set of positive things, including “whatever is honorable.” Here’s my challenge for your today — post nothing on social media unless it is upright, courteous, honest and worthy of respect. Don’t dream of posting something that becomes viral, focus on posting something honorable. Find something honorable and share it with others.
Philippians 4:8 NIV
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