Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor.
Most people see this world as a dog-eat-dog environment. That sort of cynical view has nurtured a cultural mindset that suggests that you had better look out for yourself because nobody else is going to do it for you. Many might be accused of getting to where they are by climbing on top of the backs of those they have exploited. Selfishness often seems to rule the day.
As one who practices the grace walk, you have a wonderful opportunity to declare Jesus to other people simply by the way you treat them. Because of underlying feelings of insecurity, many people are hungry to be affirmed. Their hunger is your opportunity to show unconditional love.
“Give preference to one another in honor,” the Bible says. One translation says, “Take delight in honoring each other” (NLT). Gracious words and deeds toward others are impregnated with the power of divine life.
Who can you honor today? Affirm the inherent value of another person and you will discover that your words have the potential to transform a life. The One who raised a dead man from a tomb by speaking to Him also will speak to others through you. Speak love and life to those around you.