Be a Good Steward in Business
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BE A GOOD STEWARD IN BUSINESS
📖 Deuteronomy 25 : 13-16
In every aspect of business activity, God knows our hearts , and we must glorify Him by having attitudes of heart in which He delights. This is because God is interested in our Finances and Money matters , and He insists that our business practices reflect his standard of righteousness and justice ⚖
📝 In today’s passage, the Lord detests dishonesty in trade , so his law prohibits using weights and measures that are different from the standard :
✅ light or small for selling
✅ heavy or large for buying .
In a strict sense the weights and measures of trade were to be kept equitably so people were not cheated ⚖
📌 As a steward, if we want to glorify God in business :
~ We should seek to avoid pride but to have hearts full of love and humility toward others and toward God .
~ We should have hearts of thanksgiving to God for his goodness in providing everything @ goods , products , menpower etc
📌 If we work for someone else , we should work as if we were working “.. for the Lord, not for men , since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward ” ✒ Col 3:23-24
📌 If others works for us , we need to think of them as equal in value as human beings made in God’s image , and our heart’s desire should be that the job bring them good and happiness.
💫 Jesus made a strong point that our money and our hearts are inseparable .
” For where your treasure is , there your heart will be also ” ✒ Matthew 6:21
📝 The language used throughout the Scriptures to describe God’s View of Economic Sin is strong :
✒ The Lord abhors dishonest scales.. Prov 11:1
✒ Shall I acquit a man with dishonest scales , with a bag of false weights ? Therefore, I have began to destroy you , to ruin you because of your sins . Micah 6:11,13
✒ You are to use accurate scales , an accurate ephah and an accurate bath Ezekiel 45:10
✒ For the Lord your God detests anyone.. who deals dishonestly Deut 25:16
》 Honesty in business will lead to long life in the land, which in this era means a life in which God leads and provides all that we need.
》 Being honesty in business is to avoid displeasing God and facing His wrath.
💞 Beloved Church , we should be thankful to God for money and profit , but we should never love money or profit.
📝 My Interpretation ( v 13 – 15 ) :
V 13 ” Do not have two differing weights ( CONVICTION ) in your bag ( HEART )..
V 14 ” Do not have two differing measures ( FAITH and CONDUCT ) in your house ( FAMILY )
V 15 ” You must have accurate and honest weights and measures ( GENUINE FAITH with ACTION ).
🎯 Let us stand firm with what James says , ” Let your YES be yes , and your NO , no , or you will be condemned. ” 5:12
🎯 There are many Doctors who are Christians ; Engineers who are Christians; Business men who are Christians; Officers who are Christians but there are very few Christian doctors, Christian Engineers, Christian Business men and Christian Officers.
Be a good steward in your vocation and let the world see Christ in your working place ✝.
🌈 God , help us to have a realistic and proper views of business and of the economy in which we live . Help us to deal fairly in all our interactions with the world of business 🛐
Glory to God 🙏
✍🏽 Mark Boje, ArP 🇮🇳