There should not be any partiality between us as our Lord is our Father and we are his children. we all are his creation and we should not be proud of ourselves. As the Lord is the head of all and we are his people so we need to treat others with dignity and respect.
We may earn huge, or work in a well-known office still we are equal with a man who is poor and does not have wealth, property and fame. God will judge us all according to our works based on his commandments.
The Lord seeks our hearts and he will reward us if we respect, honour and love those who are not worthy to appear before us due to their miserable conditions. The verses below will guide us to know what the Lord says about treating others with dignity and respect.
Ephesians 4:32 “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
Luke 6:31 “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.”
John 15:12 “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.”
1 John 4:20-21 “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.”
Romans 12:10 “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;”
Proverbs 24:17 “Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth”
Romans 15:1-2 “We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.”
1 Peter 2:17 “Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.”
Matthew 6:14-15 “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
Colossians 3:12-14 “Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.”
1 Timothy 5:1-2 “Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.”
Romans 12:18 “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.”
Philippians 2:3 “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.”
Mark 12:31 “And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.”
1 John 3:18 “My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.”
Matthew 7:3-5 “And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”
Hebrews 10:24 “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works”
Matthew 5:44 “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”
1 Corinthians 16:14 “Let all your things be done with charity.”
1 Peter 3:8 “Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous”
James 1:19 “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath”
Ephesians 4:29 “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.”
1 John 3:11 “For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.”
Colossians 3:13 “Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.”
1 Corinthians 15:33 “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”
1 Peter 5:5 “Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.”
Philippians 2:2 “Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.”
Proverbs 15:1 “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.”
Titus 2:7 “In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,”
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 “And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.”
Luke 6:33 “And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.”
Matthew 5:47 “And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?”
James 2:9 “But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.”
Matthew 18:35 “So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.”
James 2:3 “And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool”
Ephesians 6:9 “And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.”
Ephesians 5:21 “Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.”
It is our duty to live a godly life where we must respect and honour everyone. The Lord wants us to love all as he loves us and we need to bring people near to God by loving them, taking their burdens and reaching them with our help hands.
If we start to think we are something then we actually deceive ourselves by our pride. We all are equal in the eyes of God and the things God has given us must be used for his glory nor for our glory.
In Jesus, we get the new man who was created according to the image of God and we must live by the righteousness of God which will lead us to treat others with dignity and respect.