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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5838 disrespect
5838 disrespect

5838 disrespect

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 Ro 1:21-23 See also Lk 23:8-11

Disrespect caused by disobedience to God Ne 9:26 See also 2Ch 24:17-20; 2Ti 3:1-5

Disrespect caused by Satan Ac 5:3 See also Mt 8:28-29 pp Mk 5:1-7 pp Lk 8:26-28

Causes of disrespect for others

Disrespect for others caused by a wrong view of people Mt 19:13-14 pp Mk 10:13-14 pp Lk 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 Lk 10:25-37 Those who passed by failed to heed God’s command to love their neighbours as themselves; Jas 2:1-4

Disrespect for others caused by seeking power and wealth Ecc 4:1 See also Jas 5:1-6

Disrespect for others caused by envy Mic 2:1-2 See also Ge 37:3-4

Disrespect for others caused by pride and contempt Ps 31:18 See also Mt 27:27-31 pp Mk 15:16-20

Disrespect shown in speech

Jas 3:9 See also Mt 27:39-44 pp Mk 15:29-32 pp Lk 23:35-39; 1Ti 6:3-5

The development of disrespect

Disrespect can grow insidiously 1Ki 11:4 See also Jer 2:1-11 The temple area had been gradually invaded by commerce: Mk 11:15-17 pp Mt 21:12-13 pp Lk 19:45-46 pp Jn 2:13-17

Disrespect can spread infectiously Dt 1:27-28 See also Est 1:16-18; Mk 15:9-15 pp Mt 27:17-26 pp Lk 23:13-25; Ro 2:24

Disrespect can end fatally Lev 10:1-2 See also Ex 32:25-28; Dt 21:18-21; Jer 25:4-11

See also

1025God, anger of
1090God, majesty of
2530Christ, death of
5727old age, attitudes

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