Day Fourteen, 2 Weeks – הַיּוֹם אַרְבָּעָה עָשָׂר לָעֹמֵר
For the Jews there was light and gladness and joy and honor.
Honor and respect are similar things. What do they mean to you? Now respect is defined as, “a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.” God’s actions for His people in the times of Esther brought light, gladness, joy and honor. They felt and experienced God’s value of them.
How do we communicate honor to others?
• In the gospel we learn that God lavished His love on sinners while they were still in their sin. How do you experience God’s forgiveness and sense that He values you? Do you feel like His treasured possession? If not, cry out to Him and express it.
• Who is someone you respect and honor? How might you express that to them today?
• Consider the command for parents to teach their children and children to honor their parents. Read together (Eph 6:1-3 and Deut 11:19-21). How do both the responses of parents and children, to honor and to do, relate to the promise of the Land?
Resources for Day 14 of Counting the Omer
Video Devotional – Making Connections During This Season:
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