(KJV.) I PETER 5:5
(5) Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
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Brethren, in every establishment under the sun, there is a hierarchy, bodies of authoritative officials, ranking organizers, nested together from the top of the ladder all the ways down to the bottom floor; everyone has an important part to play in the smooth running of its entity; therefore, let us not take any person for granted in this world, whether the blind, lame, leper, or the deaf, we are all important in the eyes of our Father, and we need to have respect for one another.
Inferentially, we live in a world, whereby, people resent one another with no tangible reasons, do not care about what happens to others, nor have regards for people with adversities, who are inferior to who they are, others who look differently than they are, talk differently or have different skin colors, different postures, shapes and sizes: this is human nature, and it is not one of the favourable attribute of man; our Father created all things for his pleasure; for instance, take a look at the flowers of the field, their splendidness, beauty, colors, shapes and sizes; the beasts of the fields for that matter, the birds of the air, and fishes of the sea; there is nothing created by our Father, that is termed as useless, wasteful, ugliness or nonsensically; for all things are wisely and wonderfully made in his perspectives; therefore, let us be careful how we view and treat one another in his presence; whatever, we desires to receive from others, let us give out to one another; (i) if we desire love, let us love one another as we love ourselves; (ii) if we desires the mercies of our Father, let us be merciful to others; (ii) if we desires to be respected, let us respect one another, regardless of who they are in this world; respect is reciprocals; (iv) if we desires the blessings of the Lord, let us bless others with the little that we can give with cheerfulness of hearts; for our Father loves cheerful givers; (v) if we desire to be great in this world, let us humble ourselves, serve the Lord as we serve one another; etc.; Jesus said; And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. cf. St. Luke 6:31; therefore, let us love, be kind, treat one another as ourselves.
Subsequently, let us not reject people born with defectiveness, but be tenderhearted towards them; for many times, they are in situations which they did not bring upon themselves physically, and, we, as humans, would not wish to find ourselves in such situations ever; therefore, when we come across people with disabilities, or live with one; let us always exercise patience, be merciful, show kindness towards them; put ourselves in their circumstances, feel their struggles, embrace them with love, be respectful of them, regardless of their disabilities; for there are reasons why people turn out in such manners, and regardless of their situations, they are our brothers and sisters; who find themselves in situations, for reasons best known to our Father, and Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; not because of what went wrong during conceptions, deliveries or human errors: non coincidentally, some people are born with disabilities for the glory of our Father through Jesus Christ; for example, in the book of John chapter 9: Jesus passed by, and saw a man who was blind from his birth, his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? what answer did Jesus give his disciples? he said, "Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him."; this is the point! therefore, not every handicap person was born because of human error, but at times for the intended purposes of Jesus Christ; consequently, let us not put forth negative attitudes towards them, but accept them as normal people, in the presence of the Almighty Father on his throne of grace.
Dearly beloved, let us be respectful of elders as well; no matter how old they are, if they're older than we are, give them the respect; for, our Father delights himself in souls with spirits of humility: and by our humbleness and fear of the Lord, are riches, honour, and life. cf. Proverbs 22:4: therefore, let us humble ourselves in the eyes of our Father, when we are humble, we receive his blessings, respect of others and have life in Jesus Christ forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.