5838 disrespect
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The attitude of heart that leads people to treat God and others in ways that demonstrate a lack of esteem.

Causes of disrespect for God and Jesus Christ

Disrespect caused by a wrong view of God and Jesus Christ

Romans 1:21-23 See also Luke 23:8-11

Disrespect caused by disobedience to God

Nehemiah 9:26 See also 2 Chronicles 24:17-20; 2 Timothy 3:1-5

Disrespect caused by Satan

Acts 5:3 See also Matthew 8:28-29 pp Mark 5:1-7 pp Luke 8:26-28

Causes of disrespect for others

Disrespect for others caused by a wrong view of people

Matthew 19:13-14 pp Mark 10:13-14 pp Luke 18:15-16 The lack of respect for the children arose from the erroneous belief that they were not important enough for Jesus Christ to bother with. See also Luke 10:25-37 Those who passed by failed to heed God's command to love their neighbours as themselves; James 2:1-4

Disrespect for others caused by seeking power and wealth

Ecclesiastes 4:1 See also James 5:1-6

Disrespect for others caused by envy

Micah 2:1-2 See also Genesis 37:3-4

Disrespect for others caused by pride and contempt

Psalm 31:18 See also Matthew 27:27-31 pp Mark 15:16-20

Disrespect shown in speech

James 3:9 See also Matthew 27:39-44 pp Mark 15:29-32 pp Luke 23:35-39; 1 Timothy 6:3-5

The development of disrespect

Disrespect can grow insidiously

1 Kings 11:4 See also Jeremiah 2:1-11

The temple area had been gradually invaded by commerce:

Mark 11:15-17 pp Matthew 21:12-13 pp Luke 19:45-46 pp John 2:13-17

Disrespect can spread infectiously

Deuteronomy 1:27-28 See also Esther 1:16-18; Mark 15:9-15 pp Matthew 27:17-26 pp Luke 23:13-25; Romans 2:24

Disrespect can end fatally

Leviticus 10:1-2 See also Exodus 32:25-28; Deuteronomy 21:18-21; Jeremiah 25:4-11

See also

1025  God, anger of
1090  God, majesty of
2530  Christ, death of
5727  old age, attitudes
5818  contempt
5878  honour
5896  irreverence
8469  respect
8718  disobedience
8782  mockery
8790  oppression
8839  unfaithfulness

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