Tag Archives: Meekness

Meek or Polite

When I was living at home, I would help my Mom with different things. Housework was kind of expected.  Doing dishes, (NO dishwasher!), doing laundry and cleaning, etc.  As my mother got older she needed some help with personal hygiene. If she needed me to brush her hair, I was okay with that. Sometimes she needed some help getting in and out of the bathtub, or washing her back, I was okay with that too. I’d help her as I could. One of the things she needed some help with was with clipping her toe nails. That kind of made me cringe, a little bit. But I would go ahead and help her though. After awhile I realized that she as a Mother would do those things when I was a kid.  So I’d try not to squirm so much and would meekly cut her toe nails for her. Continue reading

Meekness to Polite

The word “polite” is defined in dictionaries as having or showing behavior that is respectful and considerate of other people. I wondered why politeness seems to be disappearing from today’s society. I also wondered what the Bible had to say about being polite. In the ERV translation I found what I was looking for in Titus 3:2.  But I also found that different translations rendered the original Greek using different words. It’s a lesson on how to make use of different translations to have a better understanding of the original meaning from Old Testament Hebrew and New Testament Greek.  The following excerpts are listed in order by publication date, or last revision. Continue reading