Matthew 22:37-40 “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
Hidden in this passage is the truth about self respect. Love thy neighbour as thyself.. In other words we are commanded to have the utmost respect for ourselves, yet in the modern age, people seem to have forgotten this directive. Drunkeness, drugs, fornication, even tattoos and hypnosis are things that people do to themselves which show a lack of self respect for their God given bodies and minds. How then, can a person ever respect others if they take those first steps down the road to losing their self respect?