- First, respect is how we view our brother, but honor is how we treat our brother.
- Second, Jehovah has adorned humans with a measure of dignity and honor. We know this from Psalms 8 which states: "You also proceeded to make him a little less than godlike ones, and with glory and splendor (or Honor in the KJV) you then crowned him." So in dignifying or honoring others we acknowledge Jehovah as Creator and God.
- Third, the congregation should be like a warm, close knit family. Unfortunately, most of us come from dysfunctional families, so we may need to work harder at this, but it can be done through obedience. "Now that you have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth with unhypocritical brotherly affection as the result, love one another intensely from the heart." (1 Peter 1:22)
- Fourth, honor others through giving them our time and full attention.
Thankfully, God is patient with me and gives me gentle reminders, even new instruction, so that I can make progress in growing and strengthening my walk in Christ's footsteps.