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No Respect and No Show Love

"And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."

Revelation 19: 1, 16
King James Version

I watched the Gaither Homecoming hour on television yesterday afternoon.  Their final song was about Jesus.  The song was "Worthy The Lamb". Some of the people in the audience stood up in honor of Jesus and out of respect for Him.  I got tears in my eyes as I realized the people who stayed in their seats during the song were not showing respect for Jesus and they certainly weren't acting like they love Him. Of course, there could have been some people who were physically unable to stand.  However, it is impossible to remain seated when the best friend you will ever have is exalted and praised.

Why is it that we are reluctant to cheer for Jesus but have no trouble yelling at the top of our lungs when someone makes a touchdown during a football game? I can only imagine how that must hurt Jesus. When our children are in a play we are so proud of them and at the end of the play we stand to our feet and clap for them.  That is wonderful and we should do this but is the play and a football game more important than Jesus?

It has been said "Some people are the only Bible that some people see". What kind of testimony would it be it they saw Christians cheering and standing to their feet at a sports event but didn't see them standing in honor of Jesus while they were singing a love song to Him? May God forgive us if we give other people more respect and honor than we give to Jesus!

Joanne Lowe
March 19, 2007

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