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
Is my lifestyle consistent with biblical teaching?
insignificant choices we make each day – these 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.