Would you please share some scriptures for learning respect and
For passages in the Bible on respect and responsibility, I
would definitely suggest turning to the book of Proverbs. In fact almost
any aspect of one’s character will be addressed in the Proverbs. Specific
passages I would mention would include;
Prov 1:8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction, and do not
forsake your mother’s teaching. (also Prov 4:1-6)
Prov 3:21 My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let
them out of our sight.
Prov 3:27 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in
your power to act.
Prov 6:6,7,10,11 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be
wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its
provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest…. A little sleep,
a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest–and poverty will
come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.
Proverbs 10:4 Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.
Proverbs 10:5 He who gathers crops in summer is a wise son, but he who
sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.
Proverbs 10:8 The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool
comes to ruin.
Prov11:29 He who brings trouble on his family will inherit only wind.
Prov 12:1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates
correction is stupid.
Proverbs 12:11 He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who
chases fantasies lacks judgment.
Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man
listens to advice.
Hopefully, you get the idea. This is just a small sampling
from Proverbs, and it represents only the first third of the book. I
encourage you to finish the study yourself in the book of Proverbs. It is
positively loaded with godly advice on the need for us to show respect to
everyone–especially those who are older and more experienced than we are
as well as to our parents. It is even more so filled with wisdom about
the importance of responsibility in every area of one’s life and the
connection between responsibility and eternal life.