But I will honor only those who honor me, and I will despise those who despise me. – 1 Samuel 2:30


Eli had a hard time disciplining his sons because he was more concerned about their opinion of him than God’s opinion of him. So God asked him, “Why do you honor your sons more than me—for you and they have become fat from the best offerings of my people!”

(1 Samuel 2:29).

Christians should value God’s Word and His opinion far more than they value the opinion of man. Jesus rebuked the Jews because they made no effort to obtain the true praise that comes only from God. Instead, they were more concerned about receiving praise from one another (John 5:44).

Someone once said, “Never be concerned about what others think about you, because they don’t think about you!” In reality, most people really think primarily about themselves, and their opinions will not count when you stand before almighty God. The day will come when all men will be silent, and you alone will give an account for your choices and convictions. Where will your fans or critics be then?

If you place God’s opinion above all else, it may cost you a friend. However, at the final judgment, all eternity will record your integrity before Him. Stand firm in the truth, and honor God above anyone else, even family.


But I will honor only those who honor me, and I will despise those who despise me. – 1 Samuel 2:30




But he brought his people safely out of Egypt, loaded with silver and gold; there were no sick or feeble people among them. – Psalm 105:37

When the Israelites came out of Egypt, they were all miraculously healed of their infirmities, diseases, and slavery-related injuries. All walked out under their own power, and not a one faltered. Imagine the scope of such a miracle! Just by eating the Passover lamb, a nation of beaten, bruised, malnourished slaves received total, perfect health.

This miracle was a type of the healing purchased at Calvary by the Passover Lamb of God, Jesus Christ. In His ministry, He healed all who desired to be well. Jesus asked the man at the pool of Bethesda, “Would you like to get well?” (John 5:6). The Lord’s healing power was flowing to whoever would reach out and receive it.

Can you see that healing is available to you if you will only receive it? God is no respecter of persons. What He did for Israel, He will do for you. Remember how Hannah’s womb was supernaturally opened to conceive a son because she “asked the Lord for him” (1 Samuel 1:20). Thank Him today, and ask for the healing you need. It belongs to you!

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