7 Bible Verses about Respecting Authority, Respect for Authority. What does the Bible say about Respecting Authority?
Dear Friends, The Bible is very big on respecting authority, starting with respect for God. Respect for Authority is very important to God!
Find below 7 Inspirational, Motivational, Encouraging Bible Verses, Scriptures, Quotes & Passages about Respecting Authority, i.e. Having Respect for Authority, along with practical examples. Even when we disagree, we must show respect to authority, to the glory of God. May God help us.
7 Bible Verses about Respecting Authority
#1. Respecting God
Exodus 20:7, ESV You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
2 Corinthians 10:31, ESV So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. See also: 10 Bible Verses about Obeying God; We are representatives of Jesus; Obedience & Blessing
#2. Respecting Government Authority
Titus 3:1, NLT Remind the believers to submit to the government and its officers. They should be obedient, always ready to do what is good.
#3. Respecting Parents (1)
Obeying parents when in their home, under their authority:
Ephesians 6:1, NLT Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. Bible Verses about Telling the Next Generation
#4. Respecting Parents (2)
Honoring & Respecting our parents throughout our lives:
Ephesians 6:2-3, ESV “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”
Deuteronomy 5:16, NIV Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
#5. Respecting Elders, Older People, & The Elderly
Leviticus 19:32, NIV Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the LORD.
1 Timothy 5:1-2, NLT Never speak harshly to an older man, but appeal to him respectfully as you would to your own father. Talk to younger men as you would to your own brothers. Treat older women as you would your mother, and treat younger women with all purity as you would your own sisters.
#6. Respecting Pastors & Church Leadership
Hebrews 13:17, NIV Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you. See also: Bible Verses for Pastor Appreciation
#7. Respecting Leadership in General (For instance, Respecting Teachers)
Galatians 5:22-23a, ESV But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control;
1 Peter 5:5, ESV Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
See also: Bible Verses about Respecting Others
I pray these scriptures about respecting authority have been a blessing to you. Please read Matthew 8:5-13 for an example of someone who recognized, understood, and demonstrated respect for authority.
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