Bible Stories Related to Deference

  • Matthew 17:25-27 records the story of how Jesus showed deference by paying tax lest others be offended.
  • In Matthew 18:3-6 Jesus demonstrated deference to children.
  • Abraham showed deference to Lot in Genesis 13 by allowing him to choose what appeared to be the most attractive property.
  • Paul showed deference to other believers by refusing to eat meat sacrificed to idols (Romans 14:14-15).