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February 24, 2011 / compassioninpolitics

Christian Business Principles: More Bible Verses for Encouragement, Inspiration, and Guidance

1) The cultural or stewardship mandate (Genesis 1:28-30, Genesis 2:5, Genesis 2:15, Genesis 2:19-20, see also Ephesians 2:10).
2) The great commandments (Matthew 22:37-40)
3) The holistic commitment (Matthew 25:31-46). (also mentions Matthew 25:46)
4) The great commission (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Luke 24:47-48, John 15:26-27) (also mentions the old testament Isiah 49:6)

Corollary principles:
Business ownership-God owns everything, including the business (Job 41:11, Psalms 24:1, Psalms 50:10, Psalms 50:12, Isaiah 66:2)
Business practices- (Proverbs 3:32, Proverbs 4:24, Luke 16: 10, Matthew 5:33-37)
Accountability
Productivity
Quality Products
Creditors
Employees
Customers
Money and profits
Balance
Planning
Morality
Evil powers

The closing of the chapter offers some insights “Beyond Tentmaking”

(1 Peter 2: 5, 9)

Salt and Light
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

(Matthew 5:13-16)

(Romans 12:1)

(Ecclesiates 9:10)
(Matthew 20:26-28).

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