Deference is showing respect and esteem to another person.

To have deference is to honor someone else.

Romans 12:10 – “Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another”

Philippians 2:3-4 – “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.  Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”

You can be SHURE that you are showing deference if you are

Speaking peaceably                                                                                                     Humble                                                                                                                               Unselfish                                                                                                                     Reverent                                                                                                                           Esteeming others