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 time we focused on Reflecting. Are you seeing the story God is weaving in and through you in your business life?
This week we will focus on Honesty. As terrorism increases, and stocks loose value, and the election year ramps up, who are we to believe? What part does honesty play in the world today?
Honesty guides good people; dishonesty destroys treacherous people. Proverbs 11:3 NLT
Meditate on this verse for a minute. Does honesty guide you?
How does honesty guide us? There is an old saying, “O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!” – Walter Scott When we are dishonest, we are often forced to be more dishonest to cover up the dishonesty. Conversely as we are honest, God is pleased and guides us. Then the next step we need to take is often apparent.
Because of this, I always try to maintain a clear conscience before God and all people. Acts 24:16 NLT Do you maintain a clear conscience? The gray areas of business provide opportunity to shade the truth. We have the advantage of having the guidance of the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth. When shading the truth seems expedient, do you trust God to guide you as you stay honest?
Have you observed dishonesty destroying people?
Bit of Wisdom
Do not steal. Do not deceive or cheat one another. Leviticus 29:11 NLT
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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Paul Lantz, CBMC
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