New PDF release: Business for the Glory of God: The Bible's Teaching on the

By Wayne Grudem

ISBN-10: 1581345178

ISBN-13: 9781581345179

Can enterprise task in itself be morally solid and unique to God? occasionally enterprise can look so shady-manipulating the "bottom line," deceiving the patron, or gaining promotions as a result of whom you recognize. yet Wayne Grudem introduces a unique suggestion: enterprise itself glorifies God while it truly is performed in a manner that imitates God's personality and production. He indicates that each one features of industrial, together with possession, revenue, funds, festival, and borrowing and lending, glorify God simply because they're reflective of God's nature. even though Grudem is not na?ve in regards to the effortless methods those actions should be perverted and used as a method to sin, he is aware that Christians might be concerning the company of commercial. This biblically dependent e-book is a considerate advisor to imitating God in the course of interactions with clients, coworkers, staff, and different companies. See how your enterprise, and your existence in enterprise, could be devoted to God's glory.

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The same grocer who would not have traded any groceries for a theology book now eagerly accepts my $40 in money, because he knows that he can trade that money for anything in the world that he wants and that costs $40. So money is simply a tool for our use, and we can rightly thank God that in his wisdom he ordained that we would Money 49 invent it and use it. It is simply a “medium of exchange,” something that makes voluntary exchanges possible. It is a commodity . . 2 Money makes voluntary exchanges more fair, less wasteful, and far more extensive.

Rather, Jesus said, “the laborer deserves his wages” (Luke 10:7), and by this statement he implicitly approved of the idea of paying wages to employees. In fact, Jesus’ parables often speak of servants and masters, and of people paying others for their work, with no hint that hiring people to work for wages is evil or wrong. And John the Baptist told soldiers, “Be content with your wages” (Luke 3:14). For some occupations, being employed by someone else is necessary, because some people sell services and not goods.

In fact, they may even seek the good of the other person for this reason! So it is with commercial transactions throughout the world and even between nations. This is an evidence of God’s common grace, because in the mechanism of buying and selling God has pro- 38 B USINESS FOR THE G LORY OF G OD vided the human race with a wonderful encouragement to love our neighbor by pursuing actions that advance not only our own welfare but also the welfare of others—even as we pursue our own. In buying and selling we also manifest interdependence and thus reflect the interdependence and interpersonal love among the members of the Trinity.

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