- It is condemned as an evil practice (a social evil) Ex. 23:8
- Bribes cause injustice proverbs 17:23
- Seen as morally wrong as they negatively affect one’s family
- Jesus drove out merchants from the temple. They had started exploitation of the poor
- Condemned because it degrades the personality of an individual
- Amos condemned taking and giving of bribes
- Bribes blinds the eyes In the parable of John the Baptist condemned soldiers from taking bribes. Corrupt judge and the widow, corruption is condemned
- Christians are to live righteously and not give bribes or receive. They are the light of the world
- Money gained from corruption is not acceptable before God.
Life skills are abilities, which enable a person to face the challenges of life in an effective way. They are:-
- Decision making
- Critical thinking
- Creative thinking
- Self esteem
Steps to decision — making
- Identify the challenge (problem) [What is the problem? What s bothering you?]
- Understand the challenge / problem [What is really bothering you?]
- Find out possible solutions
- Find out the possible options and alternatives
- Consider the possible consequences for each option
- Select the best option
- Evaluate the outcome of the action
- This is the ability to examine and assess a given situation impartially or objectively.
- It involves reasoning carefully. Getting detailed information, consider the option before making a decision.
- Critical thinking makes a person responsible for their actions.
- This is the act or practice of using ideas imaginatively to solve a problem
- This is the regard one has about himself or herself. Self-esteem can be low or high, positive or negative.
- A positive or high self-esteem person has confidence, is outgoing, social, appreciates self, realistic and independent
- A person with low, negative self-esteem is naïve, withdrawn, shy, feels inadequate, and no self- confidence.
- This is the ability to express one's feelings and wishes without hurting others.
- Assertive people are confident; direct in dealing with others
- Assertive people have a high self-esteem.