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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Respect

Here is something that I thought of tonight while I was doing the laundry:
A person who deserves your respect does not have to demand that you respect them.

I am not going to even go into the reasons that made me think about this but I believe this to be true. We should pay people with respect whether they deserve it or not...but I am just talking about the kind of person that walks around demanding that you respect them! You know someone like this "I am so and so hear me roar and you better show some R-E-S-P-E-C-T." Just a random thought.

Philippians 2

8 comments:

Fran said...

Would that be a pride issue on the person demanding respect? An issue with their role as an authority figure?? That is scary. I remember our beloved teacher, Beth, teaching us in "Loving Well" that we can do exactly what you said...you respect them...you even love them...but you do so with wisdom...you can keep them at a distance. Love and respect with wisdom. I'm going to look up the Philipians chapter now. Thanks Jenny.
Fran

Teri said...

I totally get this. In fact I have been thinking about the same things lately.

sammie said...

Jenny, I heard this great sermon Sunday on getting set free from many things. The pastor said before we left be carefull during the week that satan does not take away your freedom. How true, I've been battling the first part of the week to keep my new freedoms in Christ. Satan hates to see us free, even for a day. He is such an accuser of the bretheren.

Ang baylis said...

This is huge for me right now! I'm having a difficult time "respecting" them and it is frustrating! I think I need to hear what fran talked about... Beth's teaching on "Loving Well".

I've always had a hard time with that one... Demanding respect! I can only respect certain people by filling myself with the Holy Spirit and begging him to be with me at all times, especially when it seems the most difficult!

I REALLY needed to read this post today!
Thanks for sharing this with me today!

Ang baylis said...

This is huge for me right now! I'm having a difficult time "respecting" them and it is frustrating! I think I need to hear what fran talked about... Beth's teaching on "Loving Well".

I've always had a hard time with that one... Demanding respect! I can only respect certain people by filling myself with the Holy Spirit and begging him to be with me at all times, especially when it seems the most difficult!

I REALLY needed to read this post today!
Thanks for sharing this with me today!

Profbaugh said...

Jenny,

I love the random thought and HOW true. I just wanted to thank you too for the scripture you posted on my blog. Yes, of course I already knew it, but I needed to see it! Thanks, sis.

Still sizzlin' in St. Louis,
~Cheryl

Heather said...

just gotta ask to pray for us. It's too complicated to go into here but things are rough on the job front. Thanks!

Heather said...

just gotta ask to pray for us. It's too complicated to go into here but things are rough on the job front. Thanks!