<<etiquette, politeness>>

As Christians, we should act as Jesus did, with integrity, respecting and valuing others, "submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ...Showing proper respect to everyone” not treating them in a judgmental, self-centered or rude way (Eph 5:21; 1 Pet 2:17).

Our words and behaviour reveal our character and manners. The golden rule of treating people with dignity, is “Doing to them as you would they do to you” (Lk 6:31). Jesus said whatever we do (or don't do) to others is in fact doing it (or not doing it) to Him (Mt 25:40,45).

In the last days people will lack courtesy, being lovers of themselves yet this attitude should not be embraced by Christians (Rom 12:10; Phil 2:3; 2 Tim 3:1,2; Jas 1:19; 1 Pet 3:8). Rather as God's children

we are to be polite, showing respect to all people (1 Tim 5:1,2; Tit 3:2; 1 Pet 3:7).

Do I show courtesy to all?

See also: character, golden rule, integrity, manners, respect.