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Loyalty and Honesty: Christian Morality in Business

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1. Loyalty and Disloyalty
1 Samuel 24:1-22: Why does David spare King Saul's life? Since Saul is attempting to injure him, isn't David justified in acting likewise? Why does David feel so loyal to Saul?

2. Conflicting Duties
Exodus 1:15-22: Do the midwives lie to Pharaoh? How does the author of Exodus evaluate their moral behavior?

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1. Loyalty and Disloyalty
1 Samuel 24:1-22: Why does David spare King Saul's life? Since Saul is attempting to injure him, isn't David justified in acting likewise? Why does David feel so loyal to Saul?

This is a question that's not void of multiple interpretive answers, but I'll give my own for consideration. David spares Saul's life because (as you will read in the next response) David's ultimate loyalty is to his God; this requires him to honor what God has done, and to stay honest with his own values; it is not ...

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This solution address questions regarding loyalty, honesty and honor in business by referring to specific Judeo-Christian texts.

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