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 Teams.  How do you communicate with your customers that you are teaming with them on the common cause of resolving their problem?     

This week we will focus on Influencing. Do you influence your company for God?  For our Nation?  Neither or both? 

Without wise leadership, a nation falls; with many counselors, there is safety. Proverbs 11:14 NLT  Next Tuesday is election day.  Do you influence people in your company to vote?  Do you influence them to think through the issues facing our Nation? Or, do you attempt to influence them vote as you will?  (It works best when people think through the issues and come to their own conclusions.)


Upright citizens bless a city and make it prosper, but the talk of the wicked tears it apart. Proverbs 11:11 NLT  Do you influence people in your company to be upright?


When there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily. But with wise and knowledgeable leaders, there is stability. Proverbs 28:2 NLT  In our relativistic society, who defines moral?  How can you influence people the Bible is true?  (A helpful reference book is I’m Glad You Asked by Ken Boa and Larry Moody.) 


I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. As you make your requests, plead for God’s mercy upon them, and give thanks. Pray this way for kings and all others who are in authority, so that we can live in peace and quietness, in godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, for he wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4 NLT  Do you influence people in your company to pray for our Nation’s leaders?  Even non-christians pray!  Encouraging people to pray influences them toward God who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.


Bit of Wisdom                 

Godliness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. Proverbs 14:34 NLT                 


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