Ephesians 4:29-30 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths,
but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it
may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God.
James 3:9–12 (NLT) Sometimes [our tongue] praises our Lord and Father, and
sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God. And so,
blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth. Surely, my brothers
and sisters, this is not right! Does a spring of water bubble out with both fresh
water and bitter water? Does a fig tree produce olives, or a grapevine produce
figs? No, and you can’t draw fresh water from a salty spring.
1 Peter 2:9–10 (NLT) "But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You
are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can
show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his
wonderful light. “Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s
people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.”
Genesis 9:21–23 (NLT) One day [Noah] drank some wine he had made, and he
became drunk and lay naked inside his tent. Ham, the father of Canaan, saw
that his father was naked and went outside and told his brothers. Then Shem
and Japheth took a robe, held it over their shoulders, and backed into the tent to
cover their father. As they did this, they looked the other way so they would not
see him naked.
Galatians 6:1-2 (NLT) Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome
by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back
onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself.
Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.
When I honor someone, it brings honor/value/worth to me
When I dishonor, is brings dishonor and devalues my life
Genesis 9:24-27 (NLT) When Noah woke up from his stupor, he learned what
Ham, his youngest son, had done. Then he cursed Canaan, the son of Ham: “May
Canaan be cursed! May he be the lowest of servants to his relatives.” Then Noah
said, “May the LORD, the God of Shem, be blessed, and may Canaan be his
servant! May God expand the territory of Japheth.”
The more I value something, the more I will value from it.
The less I value something, the less I will value from it.
Mark 6:1-5 Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his
disciples. When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and
many who heard him were amazed. “Where did this man get these things?” they
asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him, that he even does miracles!
Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph,
Judas, and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at
him. Jesus said to them, “Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his
own house is a prophet without honor.” He could not do any miracles there,
except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.
Proverbs 3:9–10 (LB) Honor the Lord by giving him the first part of all your
income, and he will fill your barns with wheat and barley and overflow your wine
vats with the finest wines.
Deuteronomy 14:23 (LB) The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God
first in your lives.
Matthew 15:8–9 (NIV) These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are
far from me. They worship me in vain.
Matthew 6:21-23 (NIV) For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be
full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of
Ezekiel 11:19–20 (NLT) I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit
within them. I will take away their stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender,
responsive heart, so they will obey my decrees and regulations. Then they will
truly be my people, and I will be their God.