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“That’s mistaking honor for respect.”

A thought by Craig Groeschel from his book, Altar Ego: Becoming Who God Says You Are(p. 127). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Ok, then what is the difference between honor and respect?Good question.
Craig says, “Honor lifts up, encourages, and builds. You might think, ‘I’m not going to show this person honor because they don’t deserve it. They’re not honorable.’ But showing honor doesn’t work like that. That’s mistaking honor for respect. Respect is earned. Honor is given. This is a crucial distinction. You should honor someone just because of the position where God has placed them in your life. We must show honor freely.”
Earlier he shared, “Years ago, Amy and I were working with this couple. Their marriage was hanging by a thread. When we’d get together with them, over and over again, the wife just continually dishonored her husband. She said mean things about him. She derided him, outlining in minute detail everything she felt was w…
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“What honor once made great, dishonor now makes ordinary.”

A thought by Craig Groeschel from his book, Altar Ego: Becoming Who God Says You Are (p. 125). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
I know we want our relationships to be very special, don’t we?But so many times they are just ordinary.
Craig says, “Would you like to know how you can have a common or ordinary relationship? Dishonor the other person. Simply treat them as common or ordinary. Take any dating relationship. When couples first get together, being in love comes so easily. Every day is filled with sunshine. And even when it rains, all you see is rainbows. You know why? Because whether you realize it or not, you’re continually showing honor to each other. He opens doors for her. She tells her friends about all of his great qualities. He brings her presents and flowers. She bakes him cookies and loves to hear all about his day, every day — even the boring details!”
He goes on, “You demonstrate honor to each other, over and over. But w…

“God blessed me with a great professor in college who helped teach me wisdom about money.”

A thought by Craig Groeschel from his book, Altar Ego: Becoming Who God Says You Are (p. 94). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Read on and see what a great thought this is.
Craig says, “Dr. Altshuler didn’t teach college because he needed the income. He was a very successful, independently wealthy businessman who taught business classes out of his love for the subject and the students.
“I asked him for his most valuable piece of financial advice, and his response changed the direction of my life. Without hesitating, Dr. Altshuler said, ‘Almost everyone your age is going to spend the next ten years buying and accumulating liabilities. If you’re smart, you won’t do what everyone else does. Wise people don’t purchase liabilities; they purchase assets.’
“Since I was only nineteen and still green around the gills, I asked him to clarify. ‘What exactly is a liability? And what’s an asset?” My professor explained that liabilities are things tha…