20 Bible Verses About Respect
Today we will be dealing with 20 bible verses about respect.
Respect they say is reciprocal. Do unto others what you want to be done to you. If you want to be respected, place people below and above you in high regards. As Christians, it’s expedient for us to respect our elders, people in our fellowship gathering and everyone around us so that we can learn from them. It’s important to know that we should never look down on anybody. From the stories we must have learnt during our bible study we must have seen how God rewarded Lazarus after he was ridiculed by the rich man. Which means God doesn’t like it when we disrespect our elders.
Respect is a feeling of deep admiration for someone such as our church pastors, minsters, our fellowship brethren and so on.As Christians we should see respect as something of great Value that must be held in high regards and practice constantly. Twenty bible verses about how God sees respect and hope we as His children should practice Always have been collected to for us to learn from in today’s topic.
1. Titus 2:7
Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity.
2. 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.
3. 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
4. Romans 13:1-7
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience.
5. 1 Peter 3:15
But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.
6. Romans 2:7-16
To those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality.
7. Ephesians 6:1-3
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.
8. Ephesians 5:33
However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
9. Romans 13:7
Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.
10. 1 Samuel 2:30
Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that your house and the house of your father should go in and out before me forever,’ but now the Lord declares: ‘Far be it from me, for those who honor me I will honor, and those who despise me shall be lightly esteemed.
11. Hebrews 12:9
Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?
12. Malachi 1:6
A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?
13. Matthew 5:43-48
You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?
14. Hebrews 2:9
But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
15. 1 Peter 3:1-10
Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands.
16. Lamentations 5:12
Princes are hung up by their hands; no respect is shown to the elders.
17. 1 Peter 3:5
For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands.
18. 1 Peter 2:13
Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme.
19. Titus 3:1
Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work.
20. 1 Timothy 5:1-2
Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.