Autumn/Winter 2018-19 Issue

The following posts are part of the Autumn/Winter 2018-19 Issue. Articles in this issue contain information about harmful media and statistics, how to teach your child to stand for godliness, how to run a business the godly way, and find out what it means to be “unchristian” in the body of Christ. Have you ever wondered what Jesus meant by “a memorial would be spoken of her”? Read about that and many more topics in this issue. Plus, read the beautiful testimony of a Jewish girl who found the Messiah.

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Running a Business the Godly Way

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Have you ever thought of running your own business? Here are some wonderful scriptures that help us to remember how to run a business the godly way.

First, we must never forget the golden rule:

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. ~Matthew 7:12 KJV

Next, Jesus explained the difference between worldly authority and godly authority. We must be servants.

[25] But Jesus called them unto Him , and said, “Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. [26] But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; ~Matthew 20:25-26 KJV

Third, the Apostle James shares God’s heart. He hates when rich men heap up treasures for themselves and at the same time hold back good money from people who have worked hard for them. The worker is trying to pay their bills, yet the rich man lives in abundant pleasure and covetousness. If you make good money off of other people’s work, don’t hold back good pay when you have plenty to give. Nothing is wrong with prospering, but if prospering Christians live to benefit themselves, their treasures will witness against them and they will pay dearly.

[1] Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you . [2] Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. [3] Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. [4] Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. [5] Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. [6] Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you. ~James 5:1-6 KJV

Next, it is important for all people to see moderation in a Christian’s lifestyle. God may look at the heart, but He certainly has a lot to say about our outward appearances because we live our lives in front of the world.

Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. ~Philippians 4:5 KJV

Finally these scriptures remind and support the previous teachings regarding covetousness. If a person loves money, they can’t wait to spend it on themselves or they are often tempted to spend it. Likewise, the love of money becomes a master and Christ tells us we cannot serve both. Therefore, it is important to remember that giving is better than hoarding and heaping.

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. ~1 Timothy 6:10 KJV

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. ~Matthew 6:24 KJV

[34] Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands [Apostle Paul’s hands] have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. [35] I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” ~Acts 20:34-35 KJV

Can you imagine working for this kind of faithful boss? How would you want him or her to treat you? Have you ever met one?

 

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Bobbie Chariot
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