Have you met people on your job who claim they are Christians but their behavior says something different?What are you like at work? Do you gossip, steal, late all the time, and lie? Do you have Christian coworkers who fit this description? If you are a Christian in a leadership position, do you have or show good ethics around your staff or coworkers?
Sometimes we have the tendency to use our own terminology when it comes to ethics. For instance, how many times have you taken things that don’t belong to you?
Some Christians might say “I don’t steal I work too hard to earn my paycheck or I don’t have to steal I make too much money to even think of such an act !” Then let me ask you this:
1. When was the last time you took office supplies (pen, pencil, paperclips, paper from your office)?
2. How often do you print personal copies on the company’s copier without asking the boss?
3. How often do you use the company’s phone to make personal calls neglecting your work duties?
4. When was the last time you used the company’s car for personal errands?
5. How many times did you lie on the job’s time sheet if you are responsible for recording your own time or someone else’s?
6. How many times have you called in sick because you had other plans for that day?
7. How many times did you join in on the gossip about the boss and another coworker?
8. If you have seniority on your job how many times did you ignore the rules because you know they can’t fire you?
9. What type of language do you use when you are dealing with insubordinate staff or coworkers?
10. How do you handle anger and frustration at work?
11. Do you spend time preaching or witnessing instead of doing what your employer hired you for?
12. Do you participate in holiday events that include drinking or unholy activities to please your boss or your staff?
I think you have the idea now! Are ethics negotiable? Can we change ethics to fit our own sense of beliefs, or should we go strictly by the Bible? Christians should strive daily to glorify God no matter where they are. Christian ethics at work is a person who maintains integrity, good character, and above reproach. By continuing good Christian ethics at work, you are representing and teaching Christian values to others who might be struggling in certain areas in their lives to include their behavior that is not pleasing in God’s eyes.
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1 Corinthians 10:31