A code of conduct is a set of ideas or rules that determine how you behave.
Consciously or unconsciously, we all live by written and unwritten codes. So for instance, when I officiate weddings I always wonder how far couples are prepared to go when they say the vows. Especially when they get to the portion that says “for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health, till death do us part”. The success of their marriage will be based on their individual code of conduct.
Proverbs 15:24 reads “The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.”
Your code of conduct must be drawn from above or heaven. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17
“Above” means to be governed by our Father who is in heaven. God’s Word is the code that every Christian should live by. When we live by this code we will receive good and perfect gifts.
You can also live by “the code of hell.”
There is a wisdom from “beneath” or worldly wisdom, which can figuratively make your marriage, emotions, mental state, health, etc hell. James 3:15 says,”This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish”
Use the scriptures to live by a heavenly code and be blessed with good and perfect gifts!