Making ethical choices

Originally published in the March 26, 1993 issue of The Christian Science Monitor

Honesty and ethics have become hot topics in the last few years. As scandals—whether in political, social, or business circles—have been uncovered, people have had to look harder at their motives as well as their actions.

Sometimes it might seem as though a little cheating here and there wouldn't do any harm. Yet the Bible offers many insights into the importance of righteousness. It draws a direct parallel between righteous, or honest, behavior and prosperity for both people and nations. In Psalms, for example, we read, “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.” Ps. 37:25

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