Christian Values and Business EthicsQUESTION: What are Christian values and business ethics?ANSWER:
The Bible has a lot to say about Christian values and business ethics for employees.
"And whatever you do, whether by speech or action, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him" (Colossians 3:17).
"The thief must no longer steal but must work hard and do what is good with his own hands, so that he might earn something to give to the needy" (Ephesians 4:28).
"We order and encourage such people by the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, to do their work quietly and to earn their own living" (2 Thessalonians 3:12).
"Our own people should also learn to make good deeds a priority when urgent needs arise, so they won’t be unproductive" Titus (3:14).
“This saying is trustworthy. I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have put their faith in God may devote themselves to good actions. These things are good and helpful to other people.” (Titus 3:8).
“Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything, not only while being watched in order to please them, but with a sincere heart, fearing the Lord. Whatever you do, work at it wholeheartedly as though you were doing its for the Lord and not merely for people. You know that it is from the Lord that you will receive the inheritance as a reward. It is the Lord Messiah whom you are serving!” (Colossians 3:22-24).Christian Values in Business
What about employers? How can those in charge treat their employees with respect and care?
“Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven” (Colossians 4:1).
"Look! The wages that you kept back from the workers who harvested your fields are shouting out against you, and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of the Heavenly Armies" (James 5:4).
"Masters, treat your slavesi the same way. Do not threaten them, for you know that both of you have the same Master in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him" (Ephesians 6:9).