Analysis: Business For The Glory Of God

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Wayne Grudem in his book ‘Business for the glory of God: The Bible’s teaching on the moral goodness of business.’ points out eleven key factors that as a Christian one should take into consideration when starting or running a business. They include ownership, productivity, employment, commercial transactions, profit, money, inequality of possessions, competition, borrowing and lending, attitudes of heart, and effect on world poverty. The main purpose behind writing this book I feel is that Mr. Grudem wants to show the readers that as with anything else that we do in this world can be used to bring honor to God. A business is no exception to that and I quote, “I am going to argue that many aspect of business activity are morally good …show more content…
This would include ownership, money, inequality of possessions, competition, attitudes of heart, and effect on world poverty. Each one of these task if carried out right can be a powerful tool to show God’s unconditional love to those who are not saved. For actions always speak louder than words. For this is talked about throughout the Bible. A good example of this would be James 3:13, “Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.” (King James Version) or 1 Corinthians 11:1, “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” (King James Version) I am in agreement with his view point ownership.There was three points that he made in this chapter that I am in agreement with. The first would be that “sometimes Chritians refers to ownership as “stewardship”, to remind us that what we “own” we do not own absolutely, but only as stewards taking care of what really belongs to God.” (Grudem, 2003) For the truth of the matter is that wihout God’s blessing no one not even a Christian or not a believer would have anything. For God loves us so much that He has given us small blessing and if we prove …show more content…
For the heart is the soul of mankind and all are actions come from the heart. For if we truly want to follow God then our actions will define this. As one works theirself up the ladder of success they must not become proudful for having this type of attuide will cause great harm. Not only in their business, but the employees who are not saved may not want to become a part of the Christian faith. The Bible talks about this throughout. Proverbs 11:2, “When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.” (King James Version) and in Proverbs 16:18., “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” So be proudful can cause such great harm and is totally not worth it. For a soul is total worth more than all the wealh and success in this

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