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Respect A Most Lacking Quality Today

Respect A Most Lacking Quality Today

Respect • It is not being taught or exemplified in today’s world • Respect

Respect • It is not being taught or exemplified in today’s world • Respect is for all of us, not just the young people: “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” • Disrespect starts in the home, then the school, local church, community, nation, and world

Respect • Respect is not just about saying “sir” and “ma’am” • R-E-S-P-E-C-T, found

Respect • Respect is not just about saying “sir” and “ma’am” • R-E-S-P-E-C-T, found out what it means to God • What is it? Deep admiration for someone or something because of their abilities, qualities, or achievements

God wants you to respect… • Others • Positions of authority • Serious occasions

God wants you to respect… • Others • Positions of authority • Serious occasions • Property • Yourself

Respect for others… • Who is this person? (Gen. 1: 26 -27) • God,

Respect for others… • Who is this person? (Gen. 1: 26 -27) • God, Christ, H. S. (Mal. 1: 6; Rom. 1: 21) • Husband, wife (Heb. 13: 4; 1 Pet. 3: 1 -7) • My Neighbor (Mt. 7: 12; 19: 19; Jas. 3: 9; 1 Pet. 2: 17) • Elderly (Lev. 19: 32; 1 Tim. 5: 1 -3)

Respect for others… • Brethren (Rom. 12: 10; Phil. 2: 29) • The devil

Respect for others… • Brethren (Rom. 12: 10; Phil. 2: 29) • The devil (Jude 8 -9) • Do I mistreat, slight, injure, revile, mock, sneer, etc. ?

Respect for positions… • What position/role of authority is this person in? (Prov. 23:

Respect for positions… • What position/role of authority is this person in? (Prov. 23: 1) • Government (Ex. 22: 28; Rom. 13: 7; 1 Pet. 2: 17), husband (Eph. 5: 33), the elders (1 Thess. 5: 13; 1 Tim. 5: 17; Heb. 13: 17), parents (Eph. 6: 1 -4), employer (Eph. 6: 5; 1 Tim. 6: 1) • Do I disobey, rebel, dismiss, etc. ?

Respect for occasions… • Where I am? (Eccl. 3: 4) • The worship assembly

Respect for occasions… • Where I am? (Eccl. 3: 4) • The worship assembly (Heb. 12: 28; Rev. 4 -5), the reading of God’s word (Neh. 8: 5; Psa. 119: 161), the place of the dead (Eccl. 7: 2 -4) • Am I non-serious, disruptive, distracted, absent, etc. ?

Respect for property… • What is thing? (Ex. 20: 17) • Property (Ex. 23:

Respect for property… • What is thing? (Ex. 20: 17) • Property (Ex. 23: 4; Prov. 22: 28) • Do I damage property (consider our nation’s “property laws”), abuse, steal, etc. ?

Respect for self… • Who am I? (1 Thess. 4: 4) • I have

Respect for self… • Who am I? (1 Thess. 4: 4) • I have a soul and self-worth (Psa. 8: 5; Prov. 5: 9; Mt. 16: 26; Acts 16: 28) • Suicide, mutilation, impurity, etc.

God wants you to respect… • Others • Positions of authority • Serious occasions

God wants you to respect… • Others • Positions of authority • Serious occasions • Property • Yourself