CBMC Forums Focus: A weekly blog to enlighten, encourage and equip Christian business leaders to lead in business using Biblical Business Principles.
Biblical Business Principle
Last week we focused on Financial Principles (Paying Employees). Are your employee paying practices in line with Biblical Principles?
This week we will review Promoting Employees from the Business by The Book Workshop. Do you have a biblical perspective on promoting employees?
One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles: Luke 6:12-13 NLT Have you ever spent the night in prayer before making a decision as to who to promote? Do you schedule “some” time to pray before making the decision?
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ Matthew 25:21 NLT In the Parable of the Talents, Jesus said the master (employer) told the servant (employee) of both the man who earned 5 talents and the one who earned 2 the same thing – good job, I’m promoting you! Principle: Is the employee faithful in little matters in the present position. Promotion rarely changes performance! Do you look for “faithful in small things” employees?
Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there. The LORD was with Joseph and he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. When his master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD gave him success in everything he did, Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned. Genesis 39:1-4 NLT What did Potiphar see in Joseph? He prospered and had success in his endeavors. But more than that, Potiphar saw that the LORD was with him! Principle: Look for employees whom are being blest. Can non-christians be blest?
How can you incorporate these three principles from the Bible into your promotion criteria?
Bit of Wisdom
Now, a person who is put in charge as a manager must be faithful. 1 Corinthians 4:2 NLT
Forums Ministry 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.
Forums Focus past issues are available online at https://cbmcmd.wordpress.com
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