Adam and Eve could trace the skill and glory of God in every spire of grass, in every shrub and flower. The natural loveliness which surrounded them reflected like a mirror the wisdom, excellence, and love of their heavenly Father. And their songs of affection and praise rose sweetly and reverentially to heaven, harmonizing with the songs of the exalted angels, and with the happy birds who were caroling forth their music without a care.
God cannot finish something in you if you have not allowed Him to start something in you.
Showing respect is not about who they are, but who we are.
When the mind dwells upon self, it is turned away from Christ.