Monday, May 14, 2012


Definition of COURTESY as noted by Merriam

a : behavior marked by polished manners or respect for others : courteous behavior b : a courteous and respectful act or expression
a : general allowance despite facts : indulgence <hills called mountains by courtesy only> b : consideration, cooperation, and generosity in providing something (as a gift or privilege); also : agency, means —used chiefly in the phrases through the courtesy of or by courtesy of or sometimes simply courtesy of

Examples of COURTESY

  1. They treated us with courtesy and kindness.
  2. She did it as a courtesy, not because she had to.
  3. Everyone knows each other here, so we won't bother with the usual courtesies.
  4. They shook hands and exchanged courtesies before beginning their discussion.
  5. Civilized life cannot be sustained without hypocrisy. A certain moral code, a degree of courtesy and decorum, are necessary to keep our instincts under a modicum of control. —Ian Buruma, New York Review of Books, 2 Nov. 2006.
I have been giving a lot of thought to this word. I decided to search it on the net. I search often on BibleGateway for word studies in the Bible. In the KJV there is no search results for the word, courtesy. However kindness has 43 references.
Life, here upon this earth offers many challenges, and as we go about our daily walk, we make choices regarding how we face those bumps.

I personally feel as if I have been under trial and protected attack for sometime. I have not made all the right decisions, nor will I always think with a clear mind. But for the precious Love of the Lord, I would not be facing the current tasks with much courage. Thank you Father for going before me and hanging out beside me. All day, every day!

Psalms 31:3  For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.

Praise HIS Holy name!!


  1. Hello, Robyn! I haven't stopped by for a little bit but I'm sure glad I did today! This is a lovely post and I thank you for sharing it! Praise His Holy name indeed!...Nancy :o)

  2. Cyber hugs to you dear sister. We face challenges and choices every day which can make us bitter or better. Trusting that our Lord Jesus is pouring out His kindness and mercy on us as we face each day so that we will bring Him honor and glory!
    Grace and peace to you!!