Respect, honor, and love

Primary, Charlotte 3rd Ward
Early 1990s

Since the theme for this month is about showing respect, honor, and love, I thought I would talk about these three things. To respect means to show care and concern. Honor is similar to respect in that to honor is to show care and concern. In Exodus 20:12 we are commanded to “Honour thy father and thy mother” (emphasis added). To love is to show devotion, compassion, service, gratitude, kindness, and reverence. Love is found throughout the scriptures. In John 3:16 we read, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (emphasis added). And in 1 John 4:20–21 we read, “If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also” (emphasis added). Love is the foundation for peace and righteousness in this life and for salvation in the life hereafter.

This article appeared on page 22 of Issue 13 | January 2014.

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