Below are the Ten Commandments for Business and, as I see it, a basis for how people should conduct themselves in business. So, to offer a translation of sorts, I have also listed what they should mean in day-to-day business terms.
It is most important, especially in today’s world, that we conduct business in the most moral and ethical way possible. It is a rare thing these days and I am hopeful that this meager contribution will somehow enlighten those who read it.
|I. “I am the Lord your God…you shall have no other gods before me.”||I. Show proper respect for authority.|
|II. “You shall not make for yourself an idol.”||II. Have a singleness of purpose.|
|III. “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.”||III. Use effective communication in work and deed.|
|IV. “Remember the Sabbath Day by keeping it holy.”||IV. Provide proper rest, recreation, and reflection.|
|V. “Honor your gather and mother, so that you may live long…”||V. Show respect for elders.|
|VI. “You shall not murder.”||VI. Show respect for human life, dignity, and rights.|
|VII. “You shall not commit adultery.”||VII. Maintain a stability of the sexes and the family.|
|VIII. “You shall not steal.”||VIII. Demonstrate the proper allocation of resources.|
|IX. “You shall not give false testimony.”||IX. Demonstrate honesty and integrity.|
|X. “You shall not covet…”||X. Maintain the right of ownership.|