Proverbs 3:35 (ESV)
The wise will inherit honor, but fools get disgrace.
The quiet has returned to our house tonight. The spring like weather has deserted us and a cold north wind has been ushered in. Funny the difference one day can make.
I am searching for how "honor" defines itself. There are words to describe it, like respect, reverence, esteem, adoration, high regard, and veneration. There is actually a medal given to honor military personnel called the "medal of honor". It is defined per Wikipedia as:
The highest military decoration awarded by the United States Government. It is bestowed by the United States Congress on members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguish themselves through "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States."
This sounds a lot like the spiritual battle that we will be rewarded for. Ephesians 6:10-14 (NIV): Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then....
What is resonating in my heart tonight about the word honor, is that wisdom will be rewarded here on earth and in heaven! Continuing to pray for the wisdom of God in every situation of my life.