7 Ways to become more ethical

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  • 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.

  1. 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

  1. 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.
  2. Set some principles for yourself. Observe your personal, your company’s code of ethics.
  3. Read the Bible. Let God’s Word lead and guide you.
  4. 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.
  5. Find a mentor. Have someone to walk alongside you.  Have someone who will challenge you, inspire you, and rebuke you, if necessary.
  6. Join an accountability group. Find likeminded individuals and join them.  Thorough authentic accountability groups, you will find wisdom, warnings, and encouragement for the journey.
  7. 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.

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