Today we take a look at 1 Samuel 24. We find David running from King Saul. David has the perfect opportunity to “take care” of King Saul but trusts God’s timing. David respects King Saul and spares His life. Not everyone in authority will deserve your respect all of the time. But God wants us to respect their position of authority and treat them with value as one created in God’s image.
Bottom Line is: Respect those who are in charge, even when they don’t deserve it.
Memory verse: “Show proper respect to everyone.” 1 Peter 2:17
Things to talk about:
Ask a kid: Who in your world is often disrespected? What can you do about it?
Ask a parent: What are some of the reasons people don’t respect others?