Keep Looking…

I’ve heard stories of how people treat others based on what they look like, sound like or even how they walk. I’ve also had a fair share of this as I’ve been laughed at just because I had a skin condition. This happened years ago, I was a girl and I felt bad that nobody wanted to associate with me. I’m glad that experience didn’t drive me into doing what was wrong, and that it didn’t take me to a place I couldn’t return from.

Matthew 7:12

[12] “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.
(NLT)

I’m certain that the world today would enjoy the best levels of peace and unity if everyone thought about others before treating them without respect. It is best to always give your action a thought just before carrying it out, especially when people are involved. It doesn’t matter how bad the person’s attitude is, or how bad you have been treated.

Respect others, even if they haven’t earned it.

Doug Britton

In this clime and at this time, daily, you come across different people with varying personality types, different experiences, and ultimately individual beliefs on a daily basis. I know how difficult it is to treat some specific kind of people well, and how impossible it currently seems to respect the authorities placed above us. Therefore, the Scripture implores us:

Romans 13:7

[7] Fulfill your obligations as a citizen. Pay your taxes, pay your bills, respect your leaders.
(MSG)

God wants you to maintain an attitude of respect for everyone. No matter who they are, what they’ve done or whatsoever their faults are. Likewise, never take the people in your life for granted. Treat them the way you ought to.

Never mistreat, bully or intimidate anyone, God created them just the way he created you. Guess what? He loves them too! There’s always something to be respected in anybody, you simply have to keep looking…

1 Peter 2:17

[17] Treat everyone you meet with dignity. Love your spiritual family. Revere God. Respect the government.
(MSG)

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