“But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Matthew 23:11-12
Walking through the dining hall of a summer Christian camp on the coast of Oregon, he thought he recognized the man sweeping the floor. But it could not be him: for the man he recognized was the President of a prestigious Christian organization, and this President was one of the most classy and immaculate dressed men he knew. Yet this man in overalls, with a sweaty cap on, and a broom in his hand sure looked like him. He approached him:
“The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all its fullness, You have founded them.” Psalm 89:11
I know that we often talk about “my business”, “my house”, “my car” etc. We all use those terms, even when the bank still owns it. But the reality is that we are stewards of God’s good earth, His world and whatever He might have given us the responsibility to watch over for Him. We are stewards: and in stewards faithfulness is required.
“The Christian who is pure and without fault, from God the Father’s point of view, is the one who takes care of orphans and widows, and who remains true to the Lord—not soiled and dirtied by his contacts with the world.” James 1:27 The Living Bible.
There is a lot of talk in the business community about ethics. It is important for us to note that God does not have one set of ethics for the church community and a different one for the business community. No; just ethics.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
There is so much power in faith: it allows you to look into the future and “see” the very things you are hoping for today. In fact, as this verse tells us, faith is evidence! Evidence defined: The available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.