Sermon outline: This is an abbreviated outline with the complete sermon downloadable at the bottom of the post.
Text: Genesis 14:17–23
Title: The Life of Honor
Introduction: If we were to ask ourselves, “What is the evidence in my life that demonstrates a life of honor to God,” what would the answer be? We could certainly speak of the ways that God has both blessed and honored us, but that is not the question. The question that remains is, “Is my life a life of honor to God?”
In this passage of Scripture, we see a man whose life was lived in honor to God, and we see the residual effect of God honoring him. Remember, “Them that honor me, I will honor…”
I. The Life of Honor Is Victorious—Not Victimized
A. Consider Lot, the Victim of His Own Foolish Choices
B. Consider Abraham, the Victor through the Power of God
II. The Life of Honor Is Separated—Not Isolated
III. The Life of Honor Is Focused on the Provider—Not the Provision
Conclusion: When Abraham chose to honor God rather than to honor himself with the bounty of the world, he was saying, in effect, “Take the world, but give me Jesus.”
Lot should have said the same thing, but sadly he returned to his life of compromise. Abraham now lives by the blessing and honor of the Lord, not the help and bounty of the world.