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Why Is Morality Important?

Personal morality is important for personal wellbeing and for our relationships with our fellow humans. Following the prevailing moral codes helps make us people of integrity.

Moral codes provide social organization within a culture or civilization. These codes form the basis of many of our laws. Morality is important because it helps you not only to be law-abiding, but also to treat others in society with dignity and respect.

Morality is also important in our relationship to the maker of the laws, and ultimately God. The Bible, for example, tells us a number of things that we need to do in order to place ourselves within God’s favour. For example, love God first and foremost and love your neighbour as yourself. God has promised to bless certain behaviours and to punish others.