VESSELS OF HONOR AND DISHONOR. WHICH ONE ARE YOU?
John 12:26. Christian stewardship at its essence is being a diligent follower of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. In John 12:26 Jesus says, “If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour”.
1st Timothy 5:17. Many people question the purpose of giving tithes and offerings. There are many reasons for us to give tithes and offerings to include supporting pastors and ministers that preach the Word of God.
Proverbs 3:9. The primary purpose of giving tithes and offerings is to honor God. When we offer up to God our material goods, we are telling God that he is more important than any of our material goods.
Proverbs 1:7. A wise person has a reverence of God. A wise person puts God above all persons, things, and ideas. The fear of God is the beginning and is the way to truth and knowledge. God is our creator and is the source of all knowledge and truth.
Proverbs 14:16. Many a fool thinks he is wise. Instead of seeking wisdom from God, a fool follows his heart that cannot discern truth from lies nor good from evil. A fool who thinks himself wise has no moral compass. Without God, good and and evil becomes relative. The wisdom of the day becomes “if it feels good do it”.
Job 1:1, The Bible tells us that Job was an example of a good father. Job 1:1 tells us that Job, “ ... was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.” One of the things that Job did for his children was to pray for them all of the time. Job 1:5 says, “...
Micah 7:6. The Bible tells us that if we dishonor our father's authority, we are our father's enemy. When a father is dishonored it is a sign that the family is far from God. Instead of a strong family that honors and encourages each other, a family that dishonors each other ends up being enemies of each other.
2 Timothy 2:20. To be sanctified, we must have a desire to be sanctified and set aside for God's use. We must have a desire in our heart to be honored by God. God loves us all, but He does not honor us all. 2 Timothy 2:20 says, “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.”