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Daily Challenge-Respect Authority

November 11th, 2021

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Endurance, today’s Daily Challenge motivates us to show respect for those in authority.

If we look closely into the Bible, we see a strong emphasis on respect for other people, including authority figures.

One of those places is First Thessalonians 5:12, which says, “Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work.”

With the stress of day-to-day ministry, leaders are refreshed by the respect and love from those who will support their work.

We can be a blessing to our spiritual leaders by partnering with them in ministry and praying for them. The Apostle Paul felt that respect from Timothy. He said in Philippians 2:22, “But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father, he has served with me in the work of the Gospel.” The name of Jesus is honored when we work together in a spirit of unity and respect.

Take the Daily Challenge to show respect for those in authority on the journey of faith.

John Shirk


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