“…the Lord bestows favor and honor…” (Psalm 84:11b)

Painfully we are learning that when the vows or constitution that was written by those who founded a nation are ignored, the people and nation suffer.  Like the principles of nature or life itself, when neglect takes over, destruction ensues.

One of the kingdom secrets is that your life attracts “like kind.”  Some call it the “law of attraction.”  Scripturally it is heard in Job’s words, “As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it” (Job 4:8). Likewise, Paul says, “…whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously” (2 Corinthians 9:6).   The truth is man reaps what he sows.

So we see there is a condition to receiving this favor and honor—one must walk in the same spirit.

What does favor mean?  Basically, favor is an attitude — a gracious, kind, or friendly attitude, an act requiring sacrifice or special generosity.   To honor is a mark, token or gesture of respect.

The reflections of who God is and the reality of what God does are the principles by which we live.  Simply expressed, when you honor others and find ways to favor others, then you are reflecting a Godly attitude.   God’s attitude toward you is your attitude toward others—that’s the principle kingdom of reciprocity.  What you have received, you, in turn, give.    Responding as God responds is the measure of moral propensity and proves God’s law of attraction.

Further Reading:   Proverbs 14:31; Romans 12:10