The Bible as a business handbook
The Bible is a book as old as can be, but its teachings remain forever relevant, even today – and who would think that the Bible can be a business handbook? Pretty amazing don’t you think? Yes, our God knows about all things so I guess we as believers should therefore not be surprised that He is very current and up to date regarding today’s business matters.
There are many, very relevant Bible verses about business, which when applied, have the ability to transform the way we do business today. They have the power to change your business for the better.
As Christians out in the marketplace, it is important that we stand out in how we deal with our customers, suppliers and any other person with whom we do business. Our Christian faith is not separate from our business or work– no, it is part of who we are. We are still Christians when we are at work and when we do business, not just on Sunday mornings or when we are amongst our Christian friends and family. We are always ambassadors for Christ.
Below are some scriptures that relate to how we are to deal in our business affairs as Christian.
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Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the way you should go.
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Six days do your work, but on the seventh day do not work, so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and so that slave born in your household, and the foreigner living among you may be refreshed.
Do not defraud your or rob your neighbour. Do not hold back the wages of a hired worker overnight.
But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
They were all trying to frighten us, thinking, “Their hands will get too weak for the work, and it will not be completed.” But I prayed, “Now strengthen my hands.”
Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.
Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
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The Lord abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight.
All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads to poverty.
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.
One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and one who gives gifts to the rich—both come to poverty.
The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work.
And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favouritism with him.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.
Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.
Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness, his upper rooms by injustice, making his own people work for nothing, not paying them for their labour.
Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.
For Scripture says, “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,” and “The worker deserves his wages.”
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice.
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