Respect

How low have we fallen in our modern advanced culture? Is
there anything lower than having disrespect for our president? It is even more
appalling when the disrespect comes from elected leaders? Foul language and
four letter words have become an acceptable way to win elections. It is
disturbing that large numbers in our USA approve of such demeaning behavior. It
is more disturbing that the larger silent majority allows it to happen. I, who
know better and do not do it, am guilty as well (Jam.4:17).

I was brought up with this principle, “What a person sows
that shall he or she also reap” (Gal.6:7). I remember a fifteen year old
calling his father “dumb.” I was present when his son called him worse than
being “dumb.” “The Lord your God has commanded you: Honor your father and your
mother, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land
that the Lord your God is giving you” (Deut.5:16). Respect begins at home and
in school. King David wrote, “Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you
the fear of the Lord. Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good
days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies”

(Ps.34:11-13).

“Hold it,” we may argue. We no longer live under the old
Covenant. Jesus made a new Covenant with us. But what are the conditions? I am
reminded of just a few. Jesus reaffirmed that we must honor our parents
(Mt.15:4). He was against adultery and divorce (Mt.5:27-32). Anyone that called
another human being a fool was in danger of hell (Mt.5:22). Every careless word
that we speak shall be held against us on judgment day (Mt.12:36-37). Jesus’
cure was to cut it off (Mt.5:29-30). Our Christian duty is to honor others
above ourselves (Ro.12:10).

Humanistic liberalism is telling us that what the Bible says
is only good for Christians and Jews. You are correct. If Christians and Jews
would unite, you would not stand a chance. Now, think about this. If it had not
been for the Judeo-Christian influence in this country, would you dare to declare
your philosophy publicly? I lived under three regimes that did not even allow
me to think badly about the president.