Why We Must Honor Disrespectful People Too

No matter what, we are commanded to honor disrespectful people.
No matter what, we are commanded to honor disrespectful people. (iStock photo )

Everybody has people in their life that are rude, crude and downright disrespectful. The question isn't whether or not you do have these people in your life, but instead how to deal with them, respond to them and handle the sometimes-stressful relationship as a whole.

How do you honor disrespectful people?

This is a question people ask me all the time. Whether via email, text or a conversation over coffee, people are yearning to understand the process in which they can honor someone who constantly shows them the opposite.

Who Are They?

1. Family?

2. Friends?

3. Acquaintances?

4. A spouse?

5. Your kids?

6. Your boss?

First Peter 2:17 says, "Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king." Although this seems easy as pie, how do we make this a reality in our own lives?

One thing honoring doesn't mean is that you have no choice but to tolerate one's abuse. Honoring does not mean that you never confront the obvious problems. Honoring does not mean allowing yourself to constantly get walked on.

How Do We Honor Disrespectful People?

1. Show them love even if they don't deserve it (1 John 4:19).

2. You can honor them without agreeing with them (1 Cor. 6:14).

Jarrid Wilson is a husband, pastor and author relentlessly sharing the love of Jesus. For the original article, visit jarridwilson.com.

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