Respect—found thirty-eight times in thirty-eight verses
Variations: respect, respected, respecter, respecteth
First usage: Genesis 4:4 (respect)
Last usage: 1 Peter 1:17 (respect)
Defined: the demonstration of favouritism between two options
Interesting fact: One of the great dangers of demonstrating unjust respect for another person is that the respect often blinds one from the truth and perverts his interactions (Deuteronomy 16:19). For this reason, God does not demonstrate unjust respect toward persons. Everyone should praise God for this.
Bible study tip: The book of Acts should be studied with the understanding that it is a transitional book. The book begins with an emphasis upon Judaism and ends with an emphasis upon Christianity. It begins with an admiration for the law and ends with an appreciation for grace. It transitions from a focus upon Peter to a focus upon Paul. It opens when all the focus was upon the gospel of the kingdom and concludes with the gospel of the grace of God. These are only a sampling of the transitions demonstrated in the book of Acts, but they prove the point. When studying Acts, understand that God introduced Paul’s ministry (see Acts chapter 9) and henceforth followed the maturation of the New Testament church.
Sunday, Day 239—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 240—What Is Respect?
Tuesday, Day 241—God Is No Respecter of Persons
Wednesday, Day 242—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 243—God Had Respect unto Them
Friday, Day 244—He Hath Respect unto the Lowly
Saturday, Day 245—God’s Respect for Prayer
Day 239: Church Day
Isaiah 17:7 At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.