Honor and Respect: The Duty Of A Christian

Image“Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men— as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God.  Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.” 1 Peter 2:13-17

God’s Word makes it clear that our duty as a believer to show honor and respect to others regardless of whom they are. The reasons for this is that first, we represent a higher authority, which is Jesus Christ. Second, when we show honor and respect we are showing others that we truly belong to HIM. And third, the Lord commands and expects us too. 

Let’s be honest this is not always easy, especially when the other that we need to show respect too has treated us wrong. So how do we do it?  I believe is by remembering three great assets of a Christian: prayer, forgiveness and love.  If we truly seek God through prayer, He will help us to forgive and show us how to love others.


Is There Room For Christ In Your Life?

ImageOne of the saddest verses in the Bible is found in Luke 2:7 which says, “And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”

Can you imagine having a life so full but yet having no room for Christ? Many would say no but the reality is many of us have a life just like that. Oh we try to add Christ to our busy schedule but when other things come up we often push Him aside because we have no room for Him in our life.

The question we must ask ourselves is how do we make room for Christ in our life? Simply by giving Him the key thus allowing Him to have complete control in our lives. Things that He wants  to change, let Him change. Sins that He reveals to us, confess them.  When we do this we will be able to live a life that is fuller and richer more than we could ever imagine.

May you each a great and wonderful day!!!