Tag - Respect

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Peter 2:17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor. O-bservation: Here St. Peter writing to God’s people everywhere, said that we, as “Jesus Followers,” are to always show proper R-E-S-P-E-C-T to everyone and, in particular, to three different categories of people and authority at all times. We are to love the family of believers, and that includes our own family. Second, we are to fear the God of the universe. And finally, we are to honor the person in political leadership. In other words, we are...

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Stand Up And Show Some Respect

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Leviticus 19:32 Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the Lord. O-bservation: This was a Levitical law given by God that said an Israelite must stand when an elderly person entered the room and show them respect. In this way, a person will revere the Lord in heaven. A-pplication: I have had the privilege to travel the world in my lifetime. What I discovered is that people in third world countries, regardless of their religious persuasion, appear to keep this directive from the Lord far...

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Honor Is Our Calling

S. O. A. P. Here's your 90 second AM devotional! S-cripture: 1 Peter 2:17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor. O-bservation: St. Peter The Apostle talks here about the calling of every "Follower of Jesus." We as Believers are called on a number of levels. In this passage, our calling is specified as a call to Honor and Respect everyone we come in contact with, or know from a distance. Literally Everyone. A-pplication: Recently, a fellow "Follower of Jesus" related a story to me and then finished by saying, "I was offended by that!" Immediately I thought of this...

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