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by rRandyP

kjv@Romans:12:10 @ Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

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The honour paid in this case could be considered as the price paid by Christ kjv@1Corinthians:6:20 kjv@1Corinthians:7:23. If we confuse this with the honour we occasionally exchange amongst ourselves, the honour that is individually earned one to another we will miss Paul's point spiritually.

In other words I pay you the honour that my Lord Jesus purchased for both of us. It is not the honour of us being good and deserving people, it is the honour for which our Lord shed His very own blood for.

You have been purchased. I have been purchased. We owe each other the honour reflecting of Christ's.

We can find other exhortations where this kind of honour is more abundant towards those that lack kjv@1Corinthians:12:23-24 or doubled towards those elders serving the Word greatly kjv@1Timothy:5:17.

We can see husbands paying this to their wives kjv@1Peter:3:7 and believing servants giving this type of honour to their unbelieving masters kjv@1Timothy:6:1 so that God's name would not be blasphemed.

Most importantly we can see this as the honour God the Father paid to the Son kjv@2Peter:1:17 and us to the Lord kjv@1Timothy:1:17.

This honour is so much more than what we today would call "respect" or politically correct "tolerance". It is an inherent worthiness paid for by Jesus the Christ.

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Leading each other in the Lord. Not you leading me or me leading you, the Lord leading both of us hand in hand with each other.

Every soldier has the next soldiers back.


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