“Show proper respect to everyone.”
1 Peter 2:17 (NIV)
Respect has become an endangered value over the past few decades.
Yet the Bible makes it clear that stable families—and stable societies—are built around respect. The Bible commands us to honor our parents, respect civil authority, and respect church leaders. Wives are called to respect husbands in Ephesians. In the book of 1 Peter, husbands are called to respect wives. Just to make it clear that God leaves no one out, the Bible also tells us to “show proper respect to everyone” (1 Peter 2:17 NIV).
Everyone, regardless of beliefs or behaviors, is worthy of respect.
By learning to love each other, we become “eager to show respect for one another” (Romans 12:10 GNB).
Talk It Over
Every person you meet today is worthy of your respect. How will that truth change your behavior?
Why do you have trouble showing respect to some individuals?
What are some ways you can “fill your life with love”?
The Elevation Church (TEC) has been set up by God to develop its members as witnesses of Christ while empowering them to achieve the highest levels of distinction in life, led by Pastor Godman Akinlabi, the church is based in Nigeria with multiple expressions in Lagos.