Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Day 19 - 2015 - HONOR

Today's word is Honor...

Though I never spent time as a Girl Scout - my daughters were scouts for a short time ... until they became interested in other things.

So, when I first read "Honor" for today's word, the Girl Scout Promise came to mind...

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Yes, that is what came to mind!

"On my honor..."  

Not on the honor of somebody else; but my honor.

It is up to me to be honorable; to be respected.  And, to be respectable to others...

According to the scriptures, honor and respectability are certainly not new!

Exodus 20:12 says,

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This verse was so important...

It was actually repeated in Ephesians!

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If we respect our parents when we are children, we will have learned the basics of being honorable or respectful to others as well.

I can actually remember as a teenager making decisions based on that respect of my parents and myself ...

If I felt it would not be honorable or respectful to my parents or myself, it was not something I should be doing - whatever "it" a teenager (back then) would become involved in!

Did I always think that way?  Probably not!  Do we always think about being honorable or respectful to our parents; ourselves; even to God - before we do something?

Ponder that for a while...I won't presume to answer that for anyone other than myself; and I'd have to say,

"No, I don't think I have always thought about honor or respect before I would do something...

BUT... it was something that I learned as a child; and it was there - most of the time - as I made my decisions."

So, Honor... On my honor!

This is Day 19 of "31 Days of Free Writes", linking up with Kate Motaung and the Five Minute Friday group.  Check out all of my "Free Write" posts in this series here.  For more information on the "Write31Days" challenge, click here.


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