Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
How can someone become known in places of authority? Two ways, 1. their own actions and 2. other’s testimonies about them. When we are striving to be those show respect and honor we need to be doing the latter, speaking well of others.
This week we will be focusing on how we speak of others, specifically those in authority above us, be it a position of authority at work, or spiritually someone we should show honor and respect to, like a parent or a pastor.
In a world where communication happens instantly we have a very difficult task ahead of us. It is not easy to think before you speak in such an instant world. Especially when we are seeking to defend ourselves or seeking to explain our own part. Speak well of others, even when it is difficult. Lets go back to the old adage,
If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.
Disclaimer: I am not trying to say that we should condone wrong doing or sin. This is speaking more of those who have lost our respect through actions in the gray areas. The areas of life that are not clear cut wrong doing, but simply not nice. If someone in authority is clearly sinning please seek The Lord and seek Spiritual advice as to how to proceed.
Respect The Hat