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In our business, we need to be careful not to accept bribes. Generally we reject the obvious bribes, the cash across the table.

WRITTEN BY STEVE MARR
FRIDAY, 21 JANUARY 2022

Scripture states, "You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous" (Deuteronomy 16:19 NASB).

However, we need to be careful not to accept anything that may cause us to lose our objective outlook. While business lunches are common between customers and sellers, they may influence your perspective. You may have a hard time placing no more orders or changing vendors if necessary. If you do choose to lunch with a salesman, consider splitting the check or picking up the tab the next time. This way you can enjoy the relationship and spend lunch doing business while ensuring that you maintain your objectivity. Avoiding any possibility of conflict will allow you to make the most effective business decisions possible.

In the Word

Scripture states, "You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous" (Deuteronomy 16:19 NASB).

Workplace Resources

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