Is God interested in my success in business? - Business - TouchPoints

Is God interested in my success in business?

Proverbs 31:16She goes to inspect a field and buys it; with her earnings she plants a vineyard.

God praises people who are enterprising and hardworking. He points out all the ways others can benefit when someone puts his or her talents, abilities, and creativity to work.

Acts 18:2-3A Jew named Aquila . . . had recently arrived from Italy with his wife, Priscilla. . . . Paul lived and worked with them, for they were tentmakers just as he was.

Paul, Aquila, and Priscilla were all Christian leaders in ministry and in business. They are examples of early Christians who used their successful businesses to help fund their ministries. When you conduct your daily work as unto the Lord, the line between business and ministry begins to fade.

Ephesians 6:5-7Serve [your earthly masters] sincerely as you would serve Christ. . . . As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with all your heart. Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.

How hard you work for your earthly boss reveals the nature of your commitment to Christ. Hard work done with excellence and integrity honors God and builds a reputation that will stick with you for a lifetime, and even for eternity. Work that is not deemed valuable in the world’s eyes can be of great value in the Kingdom of God. And sometimes hard work also brings material resources that you can use for God’s glory.