As business professionals, it can be overwhelming the opportunities we encounter to potentially act in an unethical manner, whether it is to “close the sale,” or make a larger profit. I have been guilty of this before in my career and it is something that I continually have to work on so that I can better serve the Lord and what He has called me to do as a business professional. In the insurance business, several immoral or “unethical” acts can take place to gain a higher profitability. Oftentimes, this can go completely unrecognized and therefore hurt the clients or customers that you are “serving.” It is imperative to remember, however, that acting in an appropriate manner towards each of your clients all the time will prove to be more beneficial for you and your business in the future. Not only is this the right thing to do, but it will save your business potential devastation down the road. It simply states within Leviticus 19:11 that, “Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie to one another.” Although this verse is so simple, it provides us with perfect instruction as to how we should act in each and every business transaction. Lying is considered to be a sin in the eyes of the Lord and is made mention of several times throughout His word. I sincerely believe that if we keep this at the forefront of our minds that less corruption and evil will take place amongst the business world.
I welcome any thoughts regarding this topic.