- When you hear the word “Ethics” what comes to mind?
- How do you define ethics?
- Can you think of examples of unethical behaviors you have observed?
- Can you think of examples of ethical behaviors you have observed?
The dictionary defines ethics as “1. a system of moral principles: the ethics of a culture.
2.the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.: medical ethics; Christian ethics.
- moral principles, as of an individual: His ethics forbade betrayal of a confidence.” (dictionary.com)
In the Bible, Proverbs 11:3 states, “The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.”
- People who behave ethically are guided by the wise teachings and laws of the Lord.
- People who behave ethically are cognizant of the value and impact of their testimony.
- People who behave ethically inspire others to seek higher moral standards.
- People who behave ethically transform people, their families, and their churches.
- People who exhibit ethical behavior attract respect, trust, and honor.
- People who show ethical behavior are people of integrity; they are dependable, and trustworthy.
How to become more ethical
- Give your heart to Jesus. Do not just pay lip service to Jesus. Imitate Christ. Give your whole being to Him. He will transform you from the inside out.
- Set some principles for yourself. Observe your personal, your company’s code of ethics.
- Read the Bible. Let God’s Word lead and guide you.
- Practice holiness. Holy people separate themselves from the lures of the world. Holiness enables us to preach what we do, and do what we preach.
- Find a mentor. Have someone to walk alongside you. Have someone who will challenge you, inspire you, and rebuke you, if necessary.
- Join an accountability group. Find likeminded individuals and join them. Thorough authentic accountability groups, you will find wisdom, warnings, and encouragement for the journey.
- Read, learn more about ethics. Many universities and colleges are offering ethics classes. The verdict is still out, but I think learning more about ethics can move the needle more towards ethical behavior. The more you know, the more you should act more ethical.