Daily Devotional – Love Does Not Dishonor Others

By on November 14, 2019
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Job 20: 1-10. How can we say that we love someone, only to dishonor them? Is love not meant to restore, educate and edify the other person?

Then Zophar the Naamathite replied:

“My troubled thoughts prompt me to answer
    because I am greatly disturbed.
I hear a rebuke that dishonors me,
    and my understanding inspires me to reply.

“Surely you know how it has been from of old,
    ever since mankind[a] was placed on the earth,
that the mirth of the wicked is brief,
    the joy of the godless lasts but a moment.
Though the pride of the godless person reaches to the heavens
    and his head touches the clouds,
he will perish forever, like his own dung;
    those who have seen him will say, ‘Where is he?’
Like a dream he flies away, no more to be found,
    banished like a vision of the night.
The eye that saw him will not see him again;
    his place will look on him no more.
10 His children must make amends to the poor;
    his own hands must give back his wealth.

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The act of dishonoring someone is contradictory to the act of loving someone. We have discussed how love is a verb and action-orientated emotion. We can but only honor and edify those that we love.

To dishonor someone is to lower the person’s character in the mind of another. Who is the last person that you dishonored? 

If you consider that gossip is a way of dishonoring someone, when last did you dishonor someone? We so easily sin towards those that we wish to show love to. God calls us to forgive others as He has forgiven us.

Go and ask for forgiveness of the person that you have dishonored. Repenting, consider how your actions of love can match your intentions.

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you, God, for the forgiveness that you have extended to me. Thank you for your actions that extended to me with your forgiveness. Give me strength by Your spirit to take the actions and give my forgiveness to all those that have dishonored me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

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Daily Devotional – Love Does Not Dishonor Others