I love sharing a chapter in the book of Psalms every week when we meet for bible study before praying, a habit I picked in Theology school.
Last week, some members wanted to know what God says about respect in the book of Psalms They wanted to teach their kids to be respectful to God from a young age, and the Psalms were perfect to memorize.
Thankfully, I was well-versed in this Bible Book and I gave them a long list. I also decided to write this article for those seeking to know which the best Psalms to read for respect are.
“Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! The young lions suffer want and hunger;
but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”
“The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.”
Psalm 40: 4
“Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!”
In this verse, David is talking about the benefit of trusting God in all situations as opposed to worldly powers. It is a great verse to read when you are feeling discouraged and disappointed with no one to turn to.
“For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar.”
“Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways! You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord.”
It reminds you to live wisely and respect God to attract His blessings.
“Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.”
In this verse, the psalmist places high regard on the commandments of God so that he may not sin. It teaches you to observe and practice the commandments so that you will boldly lift your head before God and men will not persecute you.
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.”
This verse reminds you that life is a gift from God, and you should honor it and value others. It helps you to trust God and value the world and everyone around you.
What does the book of Psalms teach about respect?
The book of Psalms teaches that the fear of God leads to obedience. Phobeisthe is a Greek word meaning dread, fear, or respect.
The Book of Psalms clearly states that the reverence of God is the beginning of wisdom. It teaches that we should fear God alone and walk in His ways.
Can you use these Psalms to teach children about respect?
These verses are used to teach children how to praise and honor God and to respect the word, themselves, and others.
These verses are about the psalmist expressing his fear and respect for God, His teachings, and life.
Parents must teach their children to respect the commandments of God. Children learn by seeing you as an example. By loving God and treating others well, you also teach children to do the same.
As a Christian, I have always been passionate about sharing God’s word with young people. This inspired me to pursue a Certificate in Christian Education, an Undergraduate degree in Religious Studies, and a Graduate degree in Theology. My knowledge in school and experience from dealing with the youth made me an expert at discussing Christian-related topics. I feel privileged working as the Coordinator of the Christian Youth Ministry at Christian Faith Guide. You can read more about me on the about us page.