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Biblical Business Principles – The last time we focused on Keeping the Main Thing The Main Thing.  Have you identified your main thing(s)?

This week we will focus on Service Sells.  Have you noticed that with the downturn of the economy more emphasis is being given to service and saying thank you to customers?  Does this extra effort we see from employees at banks, grocery stores, restaurants and other businesses come naturally?  Where is the idea of service sourced?

“For even I, the Son of Man, came here not to be served but to serve others, and to give my life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 NLT  Jesus modeled serving others.  How is your personal model?  Does your company model service?

No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NLT  Do you model thankfulness even when the bottom falls out?  Does your company model thankfulness?  What do your customers / clients think? 

Don’t be selfish; don’t live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. Don’t think only about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and what they are doing. Philippians 2:3-4 NLT  We Christians should not be just saying “may I help you” and “thank you”, we should truly mean it.  Do you have a serving heart?  Does the culture of your company produce a serving atmosphere?     

Your attitude should be the same that Christ Jesus had. Philippians 2:5 NLT  Why were people so attracted to Jesus?   

One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what must I do to receive eternal life?” Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?” The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” “Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!” The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Luke 10: 25-29 NLT  Jesus then told the story of the Good Samaritan.  Is providing a quality product or service at an honest price in a friendly, serving and thankful atmosphere, loving your neighbor as yourself?

While being thankful is a heart issue, it is also a learned action that when practiced becomes a habit.  How do you develop and maintain a thankful, serving company?  Do you need to take some steps to improve?

Bit of Wisdom  

For you have been called to live in freedom — not freedom to satisfy your sinful nature, but freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:13-14 NLT 

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