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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8242 ethics, personal
8242 ethics, personal

8242 ethics, personal

Scripture teaches that individuals have a responsibility before God for their conduct.

Ethical principles in relationships generally

Mt 7:12; Mt 22:39 pp Mk 12:31 See also Ex 20:13-17 pp Dt 5:17-21; Lev 19:18; Lk 6:31; Ro 12:9-10; Gal 6:10; 1Ti 5:10; 1Pe 3:8

The importance of thoughts and motives

Mt 6:1-4 See also Ex 21:13-14; Mt 5:22,28; Php 4:8; Jas 1:15

Personal ethics in relation to God

Idolatry prohibited Ex 20:4 pp Dt 5:8 See also Lev 26:1; Jos 24:14; Ac 14:15; 1Jn 5:21; Rev 22:9

God’s name to be honoured Ex 20:7 pp Dt 5:11 See also Lev 19:12; Dt 28:58; Mt 5:34; Mt 6:9 pp Lk 11:2; Jas 5:12

Sabbath observance Ex 20:8 pp Dt 5:12 See also Ex 31:15; Ex 34:21; Lev 26:2; Ne 10:31; Isa 56:2

Obedience to God’s commands Ac 5:29 See also Dt 26:16; Mt 7:21

Personal ethics and human relationships

Wives and husbands Eph 5:22,25 See also Ge 2:24; Dt 24:5; Mt 19:6 pp Mk 10:9; 1Co 7:10-11; Col 3:18-19; 1Pe 3:1,7

Children and parents Eph 6:1-4 See also Ex 20:12; Ex 21:15; Lev 20:9; Dt 6:7; Pr 19:18; Pr 22:6; Pr 23:22; Col 3:20-21; 1Ti 3:4; 1Ti 5:4

The extended family 1Ti 5:8 See also Lev 25:10,25,49; Nu 36:8; Dt 25:5; 1Sa 20:29

Slaves and masters Col 3:22; Col 4:1 See also Ex 21:2; Eph 6:5,9; 1Ti 6:1; Tit 2:9; 1Pe 2:18

Employers and employees Lev 19:13 See also Dt 24:14-15; Job 31:13-14; Jer 22:13; Mal 3:5; Jas 5:4

See also

5191thought
5404masters
5520servants
5680family
5908motives
7446slavery
8266holiness
8307moderation
8452neighbours, duty to
8768idolatry

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