Resentment, chronic lateness, and favoritism are all expressions of disrespect. What does the Bible say about how we should think of others?
Day One: Attitude
Writing from a prison cell in Rome, the apostle Paul wrote about the attitude a Christian should have: "Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ"...
Day Two: Disrespect
In the Bible, disrespect is always a bad thing, and respect is universally a good thing. Respect is admiration for a person because of his or her position, abilities, qualities, or achievements. Respect is associated with esteem, regard, high opinion...
For more, see "You're not the boss of me!"
Day Three: Busybodies
A busybody is a person who meddles in the affairs of others. Sometimes this meddling is under the guise of "helping," but usually the "help" is unwelcome and uninvited. Busybodies are often people who are dissatisfied with the level of drama in their own lives...
For more, see "What does the Bible say about being nosey?"
Day Four: Resentment
Ressentir is an old French word, literally meaning "intense feeling." In English, it is resent, and it refers to feeling pain and indignation due to injustice or insult. People may feel resentful when they are cheated on, stolen from, or lied to...
Day Five: Being Late
There is no commandment in the Bible that says, "Thou shall not be late, ever," so it's not as simple as one Scripture reference to determine God's view on tardiness. Everyone has been late to something at some point, often due to unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances...
For more, see "What does the Bible say about procrastination?"
Day Six: Favoritism
Favoritism is partiality or bias. To show favoritism is to give preference to one person over others with equal claims. It is similar to discrimination and may be based on conditions such as social class, wealth, clothing, actions, etc...
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