8243 ethics, social

8243 ethics, social

Scripture sees ethics as embracing the life of society as a whole, and not simply individual relationships.

The benefits of social ethics

Pr 14:34 See also 2Sa 23:3-4; Ps 2:10-12; Pr 11:11; Pr 16:12; Pr 25:5; Pr 28:2; Pr 29:4; Isa 54:14

Believers are to behave ethically in society

Praying for rulers 1Ti 2:1-2 See also Ezr 6:10; Ps 20:9; Ps 72:1

Submitting to the authorities Ro 13:1; Tit 3:1; 1Pe 2:13-14 See also Ex 22:28; Dt 17:12; 1Sa 24:6; 1Ki 21:10; Pr 24:21; Ecc 8:2; Ac 23:5; Ro 13:5; 1Pe 2:17

Paying taxes Mt 22:21 pp Mk 12:17 pp Lk 20:25 See also Lev 27:30; Dt 14:28; Ne 10:32; Mt 17:27; Ro 13:6-7

Specific areas of social concern

Promoting justice Dt 16:19-20; Mic 6:8 See also Ex 23:8; Lev 19:15; Dt 27:19; Pr 21:3; Isa 1:17; Isa 10:1; Isa 56:1; 1Ti 5:21

Helping the poor Dt 15:7-9 See also Lev 25:35,39; Dt 24:12; Pr 19:17; Mt 19:21 pp Mk 10:21 pp Lk 18:22; Lk 11:41; Lk 12:33; Ro 12:13; Gal 2:10; Jas 2:3-4

Feeding the hungry Dt 26:12 See also Ex 23:11; Lev 19:9-10; Lev 23:22; Isa 58:10; Mt 15:32 pp Mk 8:2-3; Lk 3:11; Ro 12:20; Pr 25:21

Protecting the vulnerable Ps 82:3-4; Jas 1:27 See also Ex 22:22; Ex 23:9; Lev 25:25; Dt 24:17; Ps 41:1; Pr 23:10; Isa 58:7; Jer 22:3,16; Ac 20:35

Peacemaking Mt 5:9 See also Pr 12:20; Ro 12:18; Ro 14:19; Heb 12:14; Jas 3:17

Showing concern for the environment Ge 2:15 See also Ge 1:26-28; Lev 25:2-5; Ne 10:31; Ps 115:16

See also

4203earth, the
5255citizenship
5257civil authorities
5341hunger
5359justice
5376law, purpose of
5446poverty
5577taxation
6700peace

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