<<conduct, behaviour>>

We are to have integrity in all our dealings with others, being examples of right living by acting correctly and politely (Col 4:5,6; 2 Thes 3:7-10; Tit 2:7,8). A Christian should have higher etiquette standards than is accepted by society; Christ should be our role model. Attitudes, habits and manners are formed from the numerous small, seemingly insignificant choices we make each day – these

Is my lifestyle consistent with biblical teaching?

result in character qualities. Love has good manners that considers and respects others yet can be corrupted by bad speech (1 Cor 13:4,5, 15:33). The Bible instructs us to “Do to others as we would like to be treated”, putting ourselves in their place (Mt 7:12). Am I courteous, considerate and helpful? Do I live like a Christian when things annoy me?

See also: actions/activity, character, courtesy, golden rule, integrity, reactions, respect.