This is probably one of the more important things we can learn to do and especially teach our children to do.
Live so others respect you. Respect aged people. Respect church leadership, hosts, parents, and rulers.
Live so others respect you
1 Thessalonians 4:12 12 that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing.
Respect aged people
Leviticus 19:32 32 ‘You shall rise before the gray headed and honor the presence of an old man, and fear your God: I am the Lord.
Job 32:6 6 So Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite, answered and said:
“I am young in years, and you are very old;
Therefore I was afraid,
And dared not declare my opinion to you.
Proverbs 23:22 22 Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old.
1 Timothy 5:1, 2 1 Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers, 2 older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity.
Respect church leadership
Philippians 2:29 29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness, and hold such men in esteem;
1 Thessalonians 5:12, 13 12 And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, 13 and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves.
Luke 14:10 10 But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, go up higher.’ Then you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you.
Leviticus 19:3 3 ‘Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and keep My Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.
Ephesians 6:1, 2 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise:
Respect rulers by not exalting yourself
Proverbs 25:6 6 Do not exalt yourself in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of the great;
Nehemiah 8:5 5 And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people, for he was standing above all the people; and when he opened it, all the people stood up.
Treat deaf with respect
Leviticus 19:14 14 You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind, but shall fear your God: I am the Lord.
Wives must respect others
1 Timothy 3:11 11 Likewise, their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.
Wives respect husbands
Ephesians 5:33 33 Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
Respect Scripture. Respect the deaf. Wives respect husbands. Husbands respect wives.
Please remember that if we have any hope in our Lord and Savior who gave us “everything” we must be continually faithful to the Lord, first. Remember, God loved us first, even before He created us.
God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?
Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.
Prayer: Father in heaven, I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about “Respect.” Please bless those who have read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.
May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but Yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.
I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,