When I created mankind, I created male and female in My image and likeness. It is of utmost importance to see every individual in this context. For I am watching carefully to see how you treat others. If you say you love Me, yet fail to honor those I have placed in your life, you are a hypocrite. Learn to honor others above yourself. Instead of trying to exalt and honor yourself, why not help another succeed and accomplish their goals and dreams? Do not think more highly of yourself than you ought.
It starts within the home; how a man lays down his life and serves his wife, and how a wife responds to that kind of love by honoring and respecting her husband. It is shown in the respect children show for their parents and their elders. It is shown in how you treat those in authority whether they are your natural or spiritual leaders. It is shown in how you treat the next generation, yes, even the little ones.
For I am watching closely to see how you honor one another. For I have said to give honor to whom honor is due. Everyone will have to give an account someday, so be careful how you walk. Walk before Me in holiness. Honor Me by honoring each other and honoring My ways.
Leviticus 19:32 The Message (MSG)
“Show respect to the aged; honor the presence of an elder; fear your God. I am God.
Matthew 19:19 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Honor your father and mother; and love your neighbor as yourself” [that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for others].
Romans 12:10 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Be devoted to one another with [authentic] brotherly affection [as members of one family], give preference to one another in honor;
Romans 13:7 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Pay to all what is due: tax to whom tax is due, customs to whom customs, respect to whom respect, honor to whom honor.