Honoring Those Who Sacrificially Serve

Honoring Those Who Sacrificially Serve

The call to honor God rings throughout the Old and New Testaments. Likewise, Scripture records the call to honor governmental authorities, religious leaders, parents and elders, and all those to whom honor is due. Those who offer their lives in service to protect and care for others are to be honored for their faithfulness and sacrifice. Often their sacrifice is unseen by us, and because of that, overlooked and left unrecognized. Take time today to thank God for those whose sacrifice allows you to enjoy and pursue your life’s calling; then give them the honor and respect they deserve.

Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

—Romans 13:7

Prayer: God, thank You for those who follow Jesus’ example of offering their lives in sacrificial service for others. May they be blessed for following in the footsteps of Jesus, who did not cling to His privileges, but gave Himself on our behalf. Amen.