CBMC Forums Focus: A weekly eblog to enlighten, encourage and equip Christian business leaders to lead in business using Biblical Business Principles.
Biblical Business Principle
Last week we focused on Profit Planning. Is your profit planning in line with God’s will?
This week we will focus on Honest Profit. Are the profits you make and the profits you’re planning to make honest in the eyes of God?
The ones who can live here are those who are honest and fair, who reject making a profit by fraud, who stay far away from bribes, who refuse to listen to those who plot murder, who shut their eyes to all enticement to do wrong. These are the ones who will dwell on high. The rocks of the mountains will be their fortress of safety. Food will be supplied to them, and they will have water in abundance. Isaiah 33:15-16 NLT
The context of this passage is Isaiah speaking God’s words about the destruction of the Assyrians. He then describes the attributes of those who God will protect in Jerusalem. They reject making profit by deception, refuse bribes including gifts that are given as bribes, they refuse to even look at propositions for profit that are wrong – simply put, they are honest and fair. How does God promise to respond to these people? They will dwell on high in safety, and their basic needs will be supplied. Are your profits honest and fair? Does God agree with your assessment? Do you trust that as you make tough decisions to refuse dishonest profits, God will meet your needs?
Bit of Wisdom
For the profit of wisdom is better than silver, and her wages are better than gold. Proverbs 3:14NLT
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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