What does the scripture have to say about respect? I am on a quest to define and completely nail this topic. We are called to respect in a million different ways. Wives see to that you respect your husband. Children obey your parents. I think that is a type of respect. You have to have some level of respect in order to obey another person. Right? Well, today I am looking for your help. Throw out some scriptures and definitions about respect.
Is it disrespectful for a child to express themselves to a parent and point their finger at them?
Is it respectful to be brutally honest with someone?
Is it respectful to call a person older than you by their first name?
What examples in scripture can we look to in order to understand respect better?
Are the lines black and white? Is there gray area? Let's take some time to look at this.
I found these scriptures in the concordance of my bible:
Matthew 21:37 (this passage describes a lack of respect),
Romans 13:7 (about giving proper respect to the appropraite people)
I Thessalonians 5:12 (giving respect to those over you, because they labour and love you)
I Peter 2:18 (being respectful even in the really hard areas)
What can you find? What can we look at together?
Our goal is to understand RESPECT from a biblical perspective. Respect in relationships such as husband and wife, parent and child, older and younger, and finally peer to peer.