What is required to achieve genuine honor? In Proverbs 15:33 it says that humility comes before honor. The Hebrew word for honor is “kavod” meaning “weightiness\substance”. Its counter intuitive, but the answer Scripturally is to pursue humility in our lives.
As believers we must understand that real honor in life from G-d comes as a result of genuine humility before G-d!
The two major themes of Rosh Hashanah are Personal Repentance and G-d’s Kingship. We must keep in mind that we get to one by thoroughly understanding and appreciating the other, and humility is fundamental to both. Understanding deeply who G-d is and what he is capable of should compel us toward repentance.
How are you actively recognizing G-d's sovereignty over your life? Remember:
· Fearing the L-RD leads to a proper understanding of God’s sovereignty.
· Not recognizing G-d’s sovereignty leads to personal arrogance, which leads to destruction.
· What do you need to repent of? Humility leads to personal repentance which results in honor.
Sometimes we miss out on the honor G-d wants to bestow upon us because we fear man more than we fear G-d. Something to stay aware of!
Forward for Messiah!
Rabbi & Director