Likewise you that are younger and of lesser rank be subject to the elders — the ministers and spiritual guides of the church, giving them due respect and yielding to their counsel. Clothe (apron) yourselves, all of you, with humility. (1 Peter 5:5 Amplified)
“You need to humble yourself in three ways: to those over you, to those around you, and to those under you.” – Mark Hankins
First, humble yourself to those who are over you in the Lord. Your pastor is over you as a spiritual father. The Bible talks about double honor for the man or woman of God who has given you spiritual things.
Second, humble yourself to those around you. If you do not humble yourself to those around you, you will never have a proper, lasting relationship with them.
Third, humble yourself to those under you. Be nice to those on your way up, or you may meet them on your way down.
The Lord once told me, “This is one of the keys to your prosperity. It is a greater key than giving to the poor or needy. You have to honor those who are over you in the Lord. When you do that, I will bring their honor on you.”
Confession: I humble myself today by giving honor to whom honor is due. I am blessed as I honor those over me, those around me and those under me!