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Risk It! Respect Authority – Power Insight

March 18, 2015

Take ancient authority into your workplace.  Truths that transcend culture, industry, and size of business.

Respect Authority

Psalm 19:1: The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament reveals openly his handywork.2: Day unto day cries out loudly with speech, and night unto night displays and reveals knowledge. 3: There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

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A winner… respects those who are superior to him and tries to learn something from them;

 a Loser resents those who are superior and rationalizes their achievements.

 

In 1980 a young student began to loose his ability to learn.  The key instructor just did not seem to be passing anything on.  What was the problem.  The student had left home and job to study under this learned man.  Travelling 500 miles, he had risked everything, and now he seemed to be learning nothing.

 

Self examination revealed a loser’s attitude toward the instructor.  The student had begun to rationalize, see himself better than he was.  Since he wasn’t singled out and acknowledged, he began internally to tear at the credibility of the instructor.  The door to knowledge closed.  The gateway of learning is only opened when respect is in place.

 

Being a quick learner the student adjusted.  The next day he cornered the instructor and asked forgiveness.  What?  Ask forgiveness for a sin not committed?  Yes.  He asked for forgiveness from the instructor for holding anything between them.  The gentle instructor forgave and forgot.

 

Ps:86:5: You, Lord, are good and gracious and kind , and ready to forgive; and abundant in mercy to everyone that calls on you in their time of need.

 

Learning quickly returned.  Now the wisdom of life flowed from instructor to student.  The student went on to glean many critical lessons from this instructor which prospered him in life.

 

Proverbs 1:5: A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

 

Prov:1:7: The fear (respect andconsideration of position and authority and person) of the LORD  is the beginning (the opening of the doorway)of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

 

This principle applies not just to respecting the Lord but to respecting anyone.

 

Take Inventory

Do you have a lack of respect standing the way of knowledge in a relationship?

 

How can we be sensitive to remove the blocks to receiving knowledge and remove them quickly?

 

Make Application

Write what you are going to specifically do in the next 30 days about this.

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