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“Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.”  (Titus 3:1-2, English Standard Version) I don’t think it’s my imagination that respect for one another has declined within our society. We have forgotten how to treat others with common courtesy. And we can be quite vocal in our rudeness. This lack of respect can be seen in family life, the workplace, toward leadership, and across social levels. The effects of…

Proverbs 16:31 states, “Grey hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.” I remember the first time I saw a grey hair on my head. I was in my 20’s—so, I was a little dramatic, I totally freaked out, and I felt like I had aged 40 years. Why did I feel this way? I think that there is a certain stigma in North America that grey hair is degrading, but that is not what the Bible teaches. The Bible teaches that grey hair is an honor. As a child, my mom taught me to…

“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11 The name of Jesus demands respect and reverence. It should not be used lightly. The world today often uses it in a profane way. We probably have all met someone who uses it as a filler for almost…