How many parents do you know tell their kids to go fail?
Did you know there is a very common word that is used in our culture that you cannot find in the Bible?
Making money is much harder, if deep down, you suspect it to be a morally reprehensible activity. If there is one Jewish attribute more directly responsible for Jewish success in business than any other, it is this one: Jewish tradition views a person's quest for profit and wealth to be inherently moral... Step one in the process of increasing your income is to begin wrapping yourself around these two related notions: (1) you are in business, and (2) the occupation of business is moral, noble, and worthy.
The last four years we have seen unprecedented changes in our world and nation. Are we out of the woods or what do we see coming? Os Hillman tackles this one and has some insights on what he believes is coming our way.
The last three years we have seen unprecedented changes in our world and nation as a result of the worldwide recession. We are reminded of how fragile our economy is and how much of an impact the United States has on other economies.
We have seen the symptoms of a political process in our nation that has revealed a huge void in leadership. If there were ever a time we needed a Nehemiah (Change Agent) in our land to rebuild our walls with a solid foundation, it is now.
The thesis of this article is that Kingdom entrepreneurs represent an engine that can transform a nation from one of self-centered individuals to one of other-centered people who love God and each other. A transformed society is characterized by love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Gal 5:22); whereas an untransformed society is subject to sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery, idolatry and witchcraft, hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy, drunkenness, orgies, and the like (Gal 5:19-21).
Here are 12 ways to be a light in the marketplace.
Today, as "ministers in the marketplace", we are faced daily with stark choices - whether to work God's way, and make Godly decisions based on excellence and integrity, or to work the world's way, and bow to expediency and compromise - the "short cut to a quick buck". This tension is unrelenting and ubiquitous - the temptation is always there, and we have a never-ending battle to do things the right way for the right reasons - God's way.
What exactly does favor do? Favor is the affection of God towards you that releases an influence through you so that other people are inclined to like, trust and cooperate with you.
The oldest book of the Old Testament is Job. As such it is the first real insight into favor and how it operates. In the very first chapter we read about the phenomenal blessing that is on Job's life, declaring: "This man was the greatest of all the men of the East" (Job 1:3).
The faith at work movement is now entering a new phase of expression. However, to understand this new phase it is helpful to review the history of this movement.