📚Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 11:1, 24-26 and James 4:7
A quick summary of what I talk about in this video:
Hard times can harden our hearts. 🖤Everyone is suffering in business one way or another because of the COVID pandemic and the government’s lacking response to help businesses. These conditions can make business owners not only cut costs but also cut corners to survive.
For any business owners reading this, have you been tempted to do this? Let me warn you that if you fall into the trap of cutting corners to stay alive, it will not be worth it in the end because you would end up losing trust and credibility with your clients and suppliers.
And when you do it once, here’s what happens to your heart and spiritual health:
1. It starts to become hardened, because you will feel guilty deep inside for cutting corners at your customers’ expense.
2. If no one calls you out on it, you’ll think you’ve gotten away with with the unethical behavior and your heart hardens just a little more.
3. Eventually, you will be a business person who may be successful financially, but deep down you are guilty of cheating others. The guilt you try to bury will eat away at your soul. And that is a sad predicament.
I was encouraged by Proverbs 11:1 and Proverbs 11:24-26 the other day. I was reminded that while I am in this worldly economy, as a Christ-follower I am also in God’s economy. These ancient words of wisdom remind me that when I am generous even when it’s hard to give, it can also be the most fulfilling thing I can do. When the act of giving costs you something, it is true sacrificial giving.