Integrity basically reflects how people demonstrate moral values they profess to believe in. However, some Christians do not exhibit Christ-like character at the workplace. In view of this, we shall discuss the need for Christians to integrate faith-based virtues in all aspects of their conduct at the workplace. In the passage, Daniel was found to be without any corruption in the discharge of his duties as one of the governors in Babylon. We shall draw practical lessons from this passage in our bid to influence the market place with kingdom values and principles.
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION:
- In your view, what areas did Daniel’s friends seek to find something against him?
- How do you understand the statement ‘they could find no corruption in him’ in verse 4?
- Discuss what constitutes integrity in the area politics, civil service, and entrepreneurship.
- In what other areas do we need to demonstrate integrity as Christians?
- How does lack of integrity affect our work as Christians?
Daniel was found to be without corruption at the workplace and could only be accused on account of issues that contradicted the principles of his faith. Integrity in business involves the quality of being trustworthy, honest, fair, reliable and transparent. When trust and reputation are built overtime in business, they become a brand for the person. Often, people are secure when dealing with a person of integrity. Demonstrating integrity in the marketplace manifests the Kingdom values in a more concrete and authentic way. To do this, one must be free from deceit, trickery and manipulation. Also, we must decide never to cheat uninformed and ill-informed customers or business partners. In addition, deceiving customers on promised time of delivery of services should be avoided. Finally, loans and credit purchases should be paid on time to gain the trust of financial institutions and creditors.