When purpose is unknown abuse is inevitable. An understanding of the purpose of the Christian business will help in our approach to handling and running our businesses.
Many say they have a Christian business, without fully understanding the concept of a Christian business.
The business entity is neither Christian nor non-Christian. A Christian business is one run by a Christian, who demonstrates Biblical values and principles as taught in the word of God, in the day to day running of the business.
The key to running a Christian business is a commitment to making decisions on the bases of scriptures and not on situations, feelings or what is acceptable to society.
As we run our businesses in the way of the Lord we honor God and ultimately bring glory to His name.
This is the purpose of every Christian in business- to glorify God. And this is the primary purpose of every Christian business.
“……..whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”1cor 1o:31
Our businesses must bring glory to God!
This is achieved as we use our businesses to serve God’s purposes on the earth.
Early in a business career, the important thing is how to break even and keep the business running. Later it becomes important to make profit and build a bigger business.
And this is why it is important for the Christian business man and woman to have a priority system, that will help to maintain balance. Maintaining balance is important in a spiritual sense just as in a material sense.
If all other functions of successfully running a business organization are neglected in the pursuit of evangelism, the business would run aground.
We must position the business to generate revenue and make profit. God is interested in our businesses making profits. He wants us to prosper in whatever we do.
“Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.”Isaiah 48:17
“And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” Psalm 1:3
PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL
God wants us to prosper in whatever we do, yet we must not neglect using our businesses for the propagation of the Gospel.
Therefore, the priorities really mean what are my goals, and can my goals be balanced to achieve the overall objective of serving God while meeting material needs.
When placed side by side, the profit of a business is rather trivial compared to the value of a soul. If used properly, a business can be used to change the lives of countless lost people.
A business man can use his business as a tool to influence people within his sphere of business dealings and operations to hear the Gospel of Christ. And thereby lead many to Christ.
FINANCING THE GOSPEL
We can also set apart, a certain percentage of the profits from our businesses, for kingdom work. Sponsoring Gospel crusades, mission work and building worship centers are commendable and laudable things we can do for the kingdom of God, as we make profits in our businesses
By this, our businesses are bringing glory to God as lives are being transformed and impacted.
“…..My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad;….” Zec 1:17
Carrying out all these, will not be difficult if we understand that all we have, we received of the Lord.
“For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?”1cor 4:7
Also worthy of note, is the fact that all God has ever done, and He will ever do, will be done for His pleasure.
The business and the profit He gave you, He gave for His pleasure.
“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” Rev 4”11
As you operate your business with this understanding, you can be sure of God’s continuous backing and commitment to your business.
And it is His backing and commitment to our businesses that make for wealth creation. With this post I welcome you to the world of wealth and riches.
To Your Prosperity
Thanks for stopping by and checking out Wealth and Riches! I hope that you are challenged and encouraged by the content.
One of the greatest ways for you to show your appreciation is through your comments on the site. Hearing from you and learning from you is motivation for us to keep going.
Please give this post your thumbs up as you mail it to your friends or share on any of these social networks!
And to share the acts of God in your business and financial life CLICK HERE.