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Even though people might not be British, they respect the Queen of England. Not only she’s the world’s longest-reigning living monarch, she’s also a reputable ruler who truly deserves our respect. If we stood before her, we should behave ourselves. Instead of bragging ourselves before her Majesty, we should offer the due respect she deserves.
Proverbs 25:6-7 warns against self-promotion, especially standing before kings. After all, kings and rulers are supposed to be honourable individuals. Most important of all, rulers are ordained by God (Romans 13:10), thus God-honouring Christians shouldn’t take the truth of respecting the rulers and officials lightly.
Let’s ponder Proverbs 25:6-7.
6Do not exalt yourself in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of the great; 7For it is better that he say to you, “Come up here,” Than that you should be put lower in the presence of the prince, Whom your eyes have seen. (Proverbs 25:6–7 NKJV)
Let’s pose a question to God. “Lord, I don’t like bragging but I have difficulties of respecting that politician. What should I do?”
Let’s practice what you learnt. Pray for the politician that you dislike and ask God to help you to learn the lesson of respect.
Let’s proclaim to others about your experiential knowledge. Share your experience with a friend.