Forums Focus: A weekly blog to enlighten, encourage and equip Christian business leaders to lead in business using Biblical Business Principles.

Biblical Business Principles – Last week we focused on Identifying Leaders. From spur of the moment short term assignments to long term managers, how successful have you been in identifying leaders for your business?

This week we will focus on Following Biblical Business Principles. Do you find it easy or hard to follow Biblical Business Principles?

Much of what God instructs in the Bible is easy to follow (for we who have Christ in our lives) because we see that it will benefit us. It is like boating on a river and going in the direction the water is flowing.

Some Biblical Business Principles are harder to follow. They require commitment, discipline, and accountability. Following these requires much more intentionality and monitoring. These are harder to see the benefit, but still make sense. It is like boating on the river in the direction the water is flowing, but you’re in rapids!

Some Biblical Business Principles seem to go against the normal flow. These are hard to see the benefit and don’t make sense. (If I obey God, we’ll loose the deal!) Obediently following these Biblical Business Principles requires a total trust in God. This is like paddling up the river’s rapids when it seems the current makes it impossible. How well do you follow Biblical Business Principles when it seems totally illogical?

We can learn from three men who followed God’s ways in a seemingly impossible situation. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. Daniel 3:16-17 How can you make a resolve to follow a Biblical Business Principle in the face of impossible circumstances?

Making a decision to follow Biblical Business Principles when doing so seems illogical requires a clear conviction and commitment that God’s Word is right and true. Like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, this conviction and commitment must supersede your evaluation of the potential loss. The issue becomes God’s Word versus my common sense; supernatural versus natural. The bottom-line, whose power is behind this – God’s or mine?

Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT Are you struggling with any Biblical Business Principles that you agree with, but you’re finding difficult to implement? Do you have a Biblical Business Principle that seems totally illogical? Where do you turn for prayer, counsel, support, and accountability?

Bit of Wisdom
Study this Book of the Law continually. Meditate on it day and night so you may be sure to obey all that is written in it. Only then will you succeed. Joshua 1:8 NLT

Forums Ministry News
Business By the Book Workshops are an excellent way to learn and review Biblical Business Principles. View a promotional video at http://www.crown.org/cart/videos/BI277/BBTBMed.asp. Prayerfully consider hosting a Business by the Book Workshop at your company or church? For more information email plantz@cbmc.com or dmoyer@cbmc.com

BBB Groups help graduates of Business By the Book Workshops and Seminars apply Biblical Business Principles. For more information contact plantz@cbmc.com or dmoyer@cbmc.com
Forums Groups help one-another solve difficult business issues using Biblical Business Principles through prayer, counsel, support, and accountability in a confidential environment. For additional information go to http://forums.cbmc.com
or email plantz@cbmc.com or dmoyer@cbmc.com

The Forums Ministry includes Business by The Book Workshops, BBB Groups, Forum Groups and the Business Leadership Forum. See http://md.cbmc.com
For more information email plantz@cbmc.com or dmoyer@cbmc.com

Paul Lantz
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