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What Did You Do to Your Neighbor?

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What are you doing to your neighbors?

The Book of Proverbs contains wisdom instructive for how to live our lives and conduct ourselves in business relationships. In fact, Proverbs 3:27-32 covers exactly how Christ-centered, biblically-sound thinking should shape our behavior as founders, owners, and leaders.

1. Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due when it is in the power of your hand to do so.

Pay people on time, even when your company’s financial difficulties make it challenging to do so.

2. Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it” – when you have it with you.

What you do and how you do it influences others. Don’t make people beg or plead to feed your ego and a selfish desire to feel important. Do what you can do, and when possible, do it today.

3. Do not plan evil against your neighbor, who dwells trustingly beside you.

Do not abuse your influence by using it to sabotage others (especially those who trust you) or you may end up trapped by the trap you’ve set for someone else.

Often, acts of sabotage are born from a scarcity mindset. Feelings of scarcity are not biblically sound. Good works have been prepared in advance for you, and you don’t have to lie, cheat, plot, or scheme to get them. (Read Ephesians 2:10)

4. Don’t argue just to be arguing, when you haven’t been hurt.

If a situation does not require your involvement because it doesn’t impact:

  • you,
  • your team,
  • your clients/customers,
  • your stakeholders,
  • your reputation or brand, or
  • a cause about which you are committed to action,

then mind your business. Do the Work assigned to YOU, and let others do the same.

5. Do not envy a man of violence and do not choose any of his ways, for the devious person is an abomination to the Lord, but the upright are in his confidence.

Do not be envious of leaders or enterprises that appear successful, when you know they cut corners or cheat.

Cheating, cutting corners, and taking unethical actions are acts of violence in business. These acts of violence may have an immediate benefit; however, such benefits are short-lived and eventually result in an irreversible downfall.

You are called to be an ambassador for Christ in business. Be upright, confident, and act like it.

Fine-Tune Your Christ-Centered, Biblically-Sound, Business Thinking

As a FAITHgineer™, you are designing, building, and maintaining business cultures that create wealth and glorify God for years to come.

Behaving honorably and treating your neighbors as required by the Word of God is how you use your Work through business to make life in business spaces here on earth more like life is in heaven.


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