If you are a parent and you ask your child to do something, before they open their mouth, their physical demeanor can depict a sign of disrespect. Have you ever had to collect yourself, because the response from your child caught you off guard?
How would you feel if I told you, you have been disrespectful to God?
For they turned away from following him. They have no respect for any of his ways. Job 34:27 (NLT)
We ignore the boundaries. One of the biggest boundaries is sin. How dare we approach our Father, without true repentance and separation from sin?
Did you ever have a “worst” enemy? Someone you knew was out to make your life miserable? Someone you avoided at all costs because you knew it would result in someone getting seriously hurt? Satan is a total disrespect to God and he is our worse enemy. The Lord knows if we continue to “hang” with the enemy, we will get seriously hurt.
God, the Father CLEARLY says that we cannot come to Him, without going through Jesus. Our behavior becomes prideful. Our prayers become selfish, placing our needs and desires before the purpose He has for us to fulfill. Sure, Jesus says to ask, but before asking for Him to do something for you, did you ask Him, what would He have for you to do?
Do you know what would please our Father most? Do you know how we can demonstrate our respect for Him? By respecting His Son, Jesus and the sacrifices He has made. Our relationship with God, our Father was restored by the blood of Jesus Christ.
For, there is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 2:5 (NLT)
Without respect, love is lost. Don’t lose your love for Jesus. Our life depends on our relationship with Him.