What Does the Bible Say About My Business?

by Brad Harmon on September 16, 2010 in Entrepreneurs

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Have you ever been listening to a speaker when they quoted some source that just didn’t seem to apply to the topic on which they were speaking?  This happens to me occasionally while listening to sermons.  Sometimes, the preacher just gives the wrong reference, but at other times it’s obviously that it’s the correct reference but I can’t see how it fits his point.

What about when you’re reading Christian literature?  Some authors cherry pick from various translations and paraphrases until they find a version that seems to support their point.  Rather than read the passage and pray about how they can apply it, they search for verses that seem to support their preconceived notion.

Then there’s the case when the verses quoted are taken out of context.  Put into the proper context the verse takes on an entirely different meaning.  With so much confusion surrounding what people claim the Bible says about money, for example, how can we be sure that we’re getting the right message?

I tackle this question in my guest post at Christian Business Crossroads.  Continue reading What Does the Bible Say About My Business there.

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A. Tatum September 16, 2010 at 11:26 am

You are so right. I think those people need to look at Matthew 6:33. It puts everything into focus.
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Brad Harmon September 16, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Great verse! How often we forget to first seek what God wants to tell us rather than what we want to hear.

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Johny Garner October 11, 2010 at 11:01 am

I really appreciated this post. It seems like all too many of us think about Christianity in terms of a “Sunday thing” and forget about Christ’s transforming power through the rest of the week. I think that we actually have greater opportunities to reflect Christ in our businesses where it’s less expected than when we’re worshiping at church.

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Brad Harmon October 26, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Absolutely! I couldn’t agree with you more.

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