?Outdo one another in showing honor.? (Romans 12:10)
There should be a holy competition among God’s people. A competition of showing honor to one another.
We’re called to outdo one another in showing honor. Half-hearted, irregular attempts don’t cut it. I’m supposed to outdo you in showing honor, and you’re supposed to outdo me. What a wonderful competition.
Kings are honored. People respect them, serve them, and consider their interests as most important.
I’m called to treat you like a king. To go over the top in honoring you. To honor you far more than I honor myself. It’s a holy competition.
What would it look like if I made a concerted effort to outdo my wife Jen in showing honor? How would that change the things I say about her, do for her, and care for her? What would happen if I outdid the members of my small group in showing honor? What if I tried to beat my friends in showing honor to them? What would change?
It would be glorious. Let the games begin.