Aretha Franklin - Performed a song about it.
re·spect - rəˈspekt/ noun - a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
I know people that demand respect.
I know people that earn respect.
I know people that deserve respect.
Romans 12:10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
1 Peter 2:17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
Philippians 2:3 Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Wow! The Bible has a lot to say about showing respect.
#1 - Show others respect even when they don't deserve it. Don't judge others and determine that you need to withhold your respect. Also, if they are a jerk, be a witness of God's love to others.
#2 - If you show respect, you will receive respect. The law of sowing and reaping. You will receive what you give.
#3 - Show respect with a genuine heart. I have had people show me respect only to learn that their sole desire was to get me to do something for them. That's not respect, that's manipulation.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, let me show others respect today with an honest and open heart of love. AMEN