Selfishness and rudeness are two sides of the same coin. Selfishness does not care how words and acts may affect others. The person who loves behaves with good manners, knows how to thank, apologize, excuse himself.

It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful.
1 Corinthians 13.5 NET

The egotist shows good manners only when he wants something, or with someone who is important to him at that moment.

He who loves shows good manners to all, at every moment, for he seeks to bless everyone, instead of seeking some advantage for self.

Father, thank you for the example of Jesus’ tenderness with others. May I be polite to all, in order to do good to them.

Hold this thought: Love promotes a relationship through good manners.

2 thoughts on “Well-mannered love

  1. I’ve always been amazed how God provides some great things to help with our studies. Tonight, we’re in 1 Samuel 14 where Saul impatiently, and without regard for God or anyone else, demands his army not eat until it destroyed HIS enemies.

    This lesson will demonstrate the lesson VERY well. Thanks, brother!

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