1.1 discussion: devotional – ethics in the marketplace

 ListenListen with webReaderFocus

Getting Started

People often think the Bible does not provide guidance for today’s complicated business world, but that is not true. The issue of dishonest merchants is much older than the study of marketing, and was a present challenge in Jesus’ day, and we can see that he spoke to it.

Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:

  • Develop a biblical framework to resolve ethical dilemmas in marketing strategies and tactics.


  • Bible (New International Version)

Background Information

Many of the staples in Jesus’ time (grains, flour, fruits, fish, meat) were sold by the pound, and the merchants owned their own scales. These scales were not accurate so the buyer paying for a pound of fish might get only 14 or 15 ounces. Jesus was incensed by what he saw in the temple which was supposed to be a place of worship but had become a marketplace. Seeing the deceptions, He called out merchants who were for all practical purposes lying to and stealing from their customers.


  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. Read Matthew 21:12-13 in the Bible.
  3. From this account in Matthew, which was also recorded in Luke 19 and Mark 11, and in Jeremiah 7, we see merchants who were unscrupulous in their dealings through inaccurate scales.
    1. You have identified a company or industry of interest during your degree program. Please consider those dishonest tactics as they relate to your company or industry of interest as you answer the following questions in 150-250 words.
    2. Where do we see the possibility of similar questionable tactics in your company or industry of interest?

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more

Order your essay today and save 20% with the discount code RESEARCH