The Choice of Honor

I’ve been reading through the books of Samuel and Kings in my Bible reading times over the past few weeks.  This week I read 1 Kings 10:1 which says: “When the queen of Sheba heard of Solomon’s fame, which brought honor to the name of the Lord, she came to test him with hard questions.”

What really stood out to me about this verse is what Solomon chose to do with his life and fame.  He chose to use it to bring honor to God.  So often I hear people question others motives and honesty, and given what we’ve seen in the past 10 years, there’s often good reason to ask questions.  But with Solomon, it was clearly evident that he was living in a way that brought honor to God.  Today I have 2 questions for you:

Are you living your life in a way that honors God?

Are you honoring God with love in your life?

Each day we have a choice to get up and either live in a way that helps others and shows we want to do the right thing, or totally disregard others and what God has given us special abilities to do.  When you decide in favor of living in a way that honors God (and the purpose that God has given you), you’ll be living a life that makes a positive impact on others, it helps them and it helps you earn their trust.  When you decide to live a life of love, you’ll make better decisions because they will not be based in fear or worry, but in love and hope.

And you know what?  When the queens of Sheba do show up to ask you questions, your life choices for love and honoring God will speak louder than anything you could say.  And even though Valentine’s Day is past and we’re moving quickly on to another chapter in 2011, I encourage you to devote yourself to loving every day of the year.

What choices have you made in your life?  Be encouraged, it’s never too late to start making the right ones.  Share your thoughts and insights below 🙂


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