A Reflection of Values
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. . . . It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” (Colossians 3:23-24 NIV)
It is enlightening to reflect on what the Bible has to say about business. Many Christians say they have a Christian business, but what does that mean? In order to understand business from a biblical perspective, it is necessary to first define what is meant by “Christian business.”
Obviously, the actual business entity is neither Christian nor non-Christian. A Christian business, therefore, is one that is controlled by a Christian. The more control this Christian has, the more the business can reflect his or her spiritual values.
It is interesting how many Christians would like for God to make them successes so they can be witnesses for the Lord and how few really are once God does.
Clearly, Christians in business can be used by the Lord but only if the correct priorities have been pre-established.
One key to being useful to the Lord is to make decisions on the basis of God’s Word and not on circumstances, feelings, or what is acceptable to society. To do this without compromise requires unwavering obedience.
If you know people who either own or manage a business, pray that God will help them not to compromise their beliefs.
Daily Scripture Reading: Genesis 25 - 26