Counter Cultural

Today’s reading (1 Thessalonians 5) has so much great practical teaching, but there is one thing in particular that is so counter-cultural that even most Christians don’t apply it today.

We are told that if there is someone “over” you and who “admonishes” you – that we are to respect them and hold them in the highest regard in love.

So just be honest, the person who admonishes you the most – not because they’re a jerk, but because they love you and want what’s best for you – do you respect that person, or resent him? Do you hold that person in the highest regard, or hold that person in your vice grip stare of desired retribution? Do you love, or are you bitter?