Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Family PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE AS A MEMBER OR ANONYMOUSLY
  SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Who Pays You?
by Ramona Cook 
11/25/13
Free to Share
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





Many are the things about which we can do nothing. Helpless we are and injured we be.

I can think of nothing that is more painful and degrading than blatant disrespect shown toward one from those to whom is given support and loving sustenance. It is little wonder that God had rules under the Law to stone even a child who was rebellious and disrespectful.

On the one hand it is a weighty thing for the provider to bear because it makes the efforts they expend for provision seem worthless; and secondly, a disrespectful child is a child who is headed for great sorrow. That thought is frightful to any parent, grandparent, or guardian, who cares for the child's success in life. Even a child, a little child knows better, and certainly a teenager knows better, and beyond all doubt an adult knows better than to indulge rebellion and disregard.

Disrespect is not limited to the children or to the teenager either. It is pelted upon us by co-workers, salespersons, drivers on the road, cashiers at the register, and the list goes on. Too often it is the trademark of marriages; hateful injuries inflicted upon those we claim to love most.

Why is it necessary to be disrespectful, and what is the answer regarding why disrespect is so prevalent in our society?

I believe it is because we have given God the thumb of the nose, demanding that He leave us alone. Yes, I realize that all of us have not done that, but the vast majority of our society has.

Our Nation certainly has done that and then we wonder why so many unfeeling and unnatural things are happening to us as a people.

That same rebelliousness and disrespect shown to parents, and teachers, and to all who are in positions of responsibility and authority, is the same rebelliousness shown toward God. It is even more a show of disrespect when shown toward God, and there are good reasons why that is true.

A parent, or employer or teacher or whomever, that is in a position to bless and to oversee, does not give to us our very life, as does God; does not provide us breath and a heartbeat such as does God.

It is really a stupid thing to disrespect persons, and it is worse than stupid to show disrespect and rebelliousness toward God.

Children should not be allowed to be disrespectful, and parents should be certain they are not modeling it for the children to learn how to do it. Parents are not to disrespect their children either, the Bible says that too.

Children can be thankful for parents who do not abuse them for such mean behavior, and all of us can be thankful that God is merciful and kind, else we'd all be history.

However, for young and old and all in between, we'd all be wise to take note of the attitudes we are showing toward God and toward each other. God will get enough of it at some point and then we will not be happy because the rebellion we have shown to Him and to others will beat us to a pulp.

The Devil, who is the father of rebellion, does not like you nor me; and what a delight it is to him to get the occasion to abuse us. Work with the Devil, get paid by the Devil.

Work with God, get paid by God.

So if there is any small goodness to be discovered from the pain of being disrespected by those whom you love and for whom you provide as well, it would be to understand how God feels when we treat Him with such mean insensitivity.


Ramona: 11/25/2013


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Ramona Cook  or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 74 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com