(A simple series highlighting verses from each chapter of the book of Proverbs)
It is honorable for a man to resolve a dispute, but any fool can get himself into a quarrel…Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, but who can find a trustworthy man? (Proverbs 20:3,6 HCSB)
“A good man is hard to find.” How many times have you heard that statement? (Let’s not get into where and by whom)
“An honorable man is hard to find.” I can’t say I’ve ever heard that one. Can you?
Maybe we should have. Or maybe we should be asking it.
These two verses start the list of what makes a man honorable:
- He works to resolve a dispute rather than pick a fight.
- He doesn’t always have to get his way.
- He doesn’t look for an argument just to get into one.
- He doesn’t have to proclaim his loyalty.
- He proves his trustworthiness over and over again not out of necessity but by nature of his character.
What else makes a man honorable? Leave a comment if you have an answer.