Esteem One Another

Ephesians 5:2  (KJV)

And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.

In today’s culture, we don’t often hear the word esteem used very much, yet, scripture tells us to esteem and delight in one another.

One definition of esteem is to hold in high regard. That means we are to honor and value one another. Even if we don’t always agree with one another, even if they don’t necessarily act honorably, we are to honor and esteem others because they are valuable in the eyes of God.

Think of it this way: if you had a costly and valuable piece of jewelry, you wouldn’t just wear it to the gym or leave it on the kitchen sink. No, you would treat it carefully. You would put it in a safe place and protect it.

Well, when we see others as valuable the way God sees them, we will treat them carefully as well. We should be careful in the way we talk to others. We should look for the good in them and honor them for who God made them to be.

The Bible tells us that the way we treat others is like sowing seed, and it will come back to you.

Choose to esteem and delight in one another. Sow good seeds, and you will see a harvest of blessing in your own life in return!

TODAY’S PRAYER

Heavenly Father, today I choose love.
I choose to honor the people around me.
Help me to see the value in others the way You see the value in me.
Help me to esteem and delight in others with my actions and words so that I can be an example of Your love and light.
In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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