There is a sad cynicism in our land that the entire world of work is rigged, that only privileged insiders profit, that hard work and thrift don’t matter anymore, and that a tiny few people control everything and that everybody else basically gets the shaft.
The Bible shows that our God thinks differently. He watches us all the time to see if we are listening to him, learning his ways, trusting in his Word’s wisdom, willing to do things his way first and wait for his reward. So are faith and obedience good for business? They certainly pay off in eternity, but do they pay off in the here and now?
King Hezekiah found out that they do: “This is what Hezekiah did throughout Judah, doing what was good and right and faithful before the Lord his God. In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered” (2 Chronicles 31:20,21). God’s ways really do bring about prosperity. Put people first, act like a servant, tell the truth, study hard and learn your craft, keep your word, do what you say you will do, admit your mistakes, listen to people, live within your means, do quality work, exceed expectations—these have always been and will always be attitudes and behaviors that God will bless.
And that’s good for business.