What are Christian business ethics? In short, it means running your business in a way that is upright and is based on Christian principles.
Today, there are many dishonest dealings made by the company. They may have rates that are too high, less than quality product, or make requirements that are simply not true. I shudder at the business scams that prey on people who are desperate for a better way. This is not the way to please people or God.
Christian business ethics must include honesty, fairness and treating others with kindness and respect. I believe these are the basics, but if we really want to run our business on Biblical principles, we should go beyond the basics. What about the excellent customer service and turn the other cheek when someone is nasty to us?
Running our company is based on Christian standards does not let people walk all over us. I think we can look at Jesus our example in this. Jesus was firm but good. He did not let people get away with just anything, but always responded in a way that was what was right. He gave when he had the opportunity, but he also worked as a carpenter for a living. So, I think he worked to provide for his needs and also to have something to give to others when needed.
There will be times when, as a Christian business owner, you will have the opportunity to share some of your income with others who need it. Do not let the opportunity pass! Will you be happy in the long run when you give to others willingly.
There may be other times when you feel someone is trying to take advantage of you, praying for all for free. You need to be wise about when God is calling on you to help someone out when you need to be firm and not give anything away.
Ask God for wisdom in this and he will give it to you. “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” James 1: 5
Christian business ethics is not intended to burden you, but to give you life and blessing