Look up each of the verses below and write down Bible principles that you can learn from them about this virtue. A “principle” is a “truth you can live by.”

1. Who are some of the authorities we may have over us that God says we ought to honour or respect?

1a) Le 19:32

1b) Pr 25:6 (two)

1c) Ro 13:1

1d) Eph 5:21

1e) Eph 6:2

1f) Php 2:25,29 (The Missionary Apostle Paul wrote this)

1g) 1Th 5:12-13

1h) 1Ti 5:17

1i) 1Ti 6:1

1j) Heb 13:17 (this is written to church members)

1k) 1Pe 2:17 (name two)

1l) 1Pe 5:5

1m) 1Pe 5:6

2. What are some of the ways in which we can show respect?

2a) Ex 33:8

2b) Eph 5:21

2c) Php 2:29

2d) Col 3:22 (name at least two)

2e) 1Th 5:13

2f) 1Ti 5:17

2g) Heb 13:7 (three things)

2h) Heb 13:17

3. Here are some other ways to respect authorities: (1) speak appropriately of and to them, (2) call them by respectful titles, (3) listen quietly when they speak, etc.

4. What are some of the consequences that came upon people in the Bible when they did not respect authority?

4a) Nu 12:1-10

4b) Nu 16:1-3,28-32

4c) 1Sa 2:30

5. What warning does God give that ought to cause us to guard what we say?

5a) Pr 23:22

5b) Mt 12:36

5c) Jude 1:8-11