CBMC 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 Every Employee Important. Do you make everyone in your company feel as if their role in the company is important to the company’s success?
This week we will focus on Owners or Stewards. Do you act as if you are an owner? If you are listed as the owner of your company, do you act like an owner, or do you act as a steward for the owner of it all? Some people work in a company owned by others, but still act like an owner. (I’m the boss, and what I say goes!)
Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O LORD, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things. Riches and honor come from you alone, for you rule over everything. Power and might are in your hand, and it is at your discretion that people are made great and given strength. 1 Chronicles 29:11 NLT
In this prayer David indicates it is not only possessions, but also the resources, power and authority that are ultimately God’s. David prayed this prayer after giving all of my own private treasures of gold and silver to help in the construction of the Temple. 1 Chronicles 29:3 NLT After David gave, he challenged his leaders to give – and they did. Why is it important to believe like David?
Simply put stewards take care of that which belongs to an owner. Since God owns it all, we are stewards. The question then becomes are we faithful stewards?
And the Lord replied, “I’m talking to any faithful, sensible servant (steward) to whom the master gives the responsibility of managing his household and feeding his family. If the master returns and finds that the servant has done a good job, there will be a reward. I assure you, the master will put that servant in charge of all he owns. But if the servant thinks, ‘My master won’t be back for a while,’ and begins oppressing the other servants, partying, and getting drunk — well, the master will return unannounced and unexpected. He will tear the servant apart and banish him with the unfaithful. The servant will be severely punished, for though he knew his duty, he refused to do it. “But people who are not aware that they are doing wrong will be punished only lightly. Much is required from those to whom much is given, and much more is required from those to whom much more is given.” Luke 12:42-48 NLT
How does your perception of yourself as an owner or steward relate to the above passage?
Do you act like an owner, or are you a faithful steward? How do the people around you see you?
Bit of Wisdom
Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy. 1 Corinthians 4:2 ESV
Business By the Book Workshops are an excellent way to learn and review Biblical Business Principles. Have you hosted a Business by the Book Workshop at your company or church?
BBB Groups help graduates of Business By the Book Workshops and Seminars apply Biblical Business Principles.
Forums Groups help one-another resolve difficult business issues using Biblical Business Principles through prayer, counsel, support, and accountability in a confidential closed group environment.
Business Leadership Forums are periodic events where business leaders share how applying Biblical Business Principles has impacted their business.
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