Business for the Glory of God Book Review Essay

2069 Words May 13th, 2013 9 Pages
Business for the Glory of God: The Bible’s teaching on the Moral Goodness of Business
Book Review by: Marquetta Preston
Liberty University

Abstract
Grudem, W. (2003). Business for the Glory of God: The Bible’s Teaching on the Moral Goodness of Business. Wheaton: IL: Crossway. ISBN: 978-1581345179.

The book, “Business for the Glory of God”, By Wayne Grudem, is a book that gives insight to how business as a whole can be a blessing to the world. God gave His people abilities to conduct business in order to glorify Him. Grudem explains that business and the attributes of business are “fundamentally good” and provides many opportunities for glorifying God, but also many temptations to sin. He gives a biblical and moral standing point
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Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us therefore we his servants will arise and built: but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem (Nehemiah 2:20 KJV).
Grudem gives an example of how God, in the Bible, allowed his people to encounter profit using the parable of the minas. In the parable, Grudem explains, Jesus gave the greatest reward to the servant that made the most profit from the one mina God gave to the ten servants. Grudem makes it clear that God expects His people to prosper with the resources he supplies. Good stewardship, in God’s eyes, includes expanding and multiplying whatever resources or stewardship God has entrusted to you (Grudem 2003). In my opinion, in God’s eyes, if we are not making a profit, we are being disobedient, if you will, because He gives many examples of His people profiting in the Bible. Not only does Grudem point out the parable about the minas, but he also directs his point toward Proverbs where it talks about being a virtuous woman or wife. The English Standard Version of Proverbs 31:18 says, “She perceives that her merchandise is profitable”. Grudem explains that this woman in the Bible is praised for her good work and for making a profit; therefore, he feels that making profit is God’s will. Anything that has to do with money or profit has to have a negative side as well as positive.

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