1 Peter 2: 17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the king
Respect seems to have been lost in our society. We let old ladies stand while we sit. We watch while others burn our Flag. T.V. programs disrespect religion. A recent example of this on House of Cards where Kevin Spacey’s character, spit on a statue of the crucified Jesus. We take more than our fair share at buffets. We let our children be rude, unkind and do not discipline them. We leave church early. We say mean things on the internet to others. We have become animals who kill to keep from being killed. It is the weak that seem to get the brunt of the disrespect. The child in the school is bullied because he does not look great or does not fit in. Schools do nothing for fear of being sued. A Downs child filled with so much love and innocence, but looks different, is a target for abuse of any kind. Even the servants of God think they are above hurting other’s with disrespect. They do not realize the big responsibility God has given them. It is not an excuse to speak abusive to believers or non believers or other christians. This is wickedness. Servants be submissive to your masters with due Respect. Not only to those who are good and gentle , but also to those who are unreasonable. Let’s pray that respect becomes politically correct.