“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.
Sergio Scataglini, a friend of mine from Argentina will often hold up a bottle of water and say something like this: the label reads: “98% pure spring water; 2% sewage”. Do you want to drink water like that? Of course not, and yet in our lives we have often settled for “98% pure, Godly living, 2% unholy and Godless living.”
The truth is, God wants your business to be pure, holy and God directed as well. From the beginning of time, He has called for and challenged His children to walk a faith walk of holiness and purity. And according to the Bible; not only should that purity include things like honesty and truthfulness, principles and character in all of our business dealings; but it should also include a compassionate heart toward and an action of compassion toward the vulnerable (widows and orphans) in our world.
I leave you today with a question: one that you must answer.
Since it is true, that from God’s point of view, the Christian who is pure and without fault cares for these vulnerable ones; is it possible to be pure without caring for them? Think about it.