‘He sat in the boat and taught the crowds from there.’ Luke 5:3 NLT
Do you want God to bless your business? Invite Him into it! Allow Him to use your business to do His business. Peter did that. He had a fishing boat, and one day he invited Jesus on board so He could use it to preach to the crowd on the shore. Jesus brought blessing with Him and, afterwards, worked a miracle that caused Peter’s boat to be so full of fish it almost sank.
Some people think that business isn’t a spiritual activity. (So they don’t consult God until a crisis occurs!) But that’s an artificial separation and, if you’re a business owner, you should consider it an honour to have the opportunity to invite Jesus into your business. What a privilege! Henry Giles, a nineteenth-century preacher, said, ‘There is no task so low that we may not elevate it; so dull that we may not enliven it if we understand that what we are doing is service to our Lord Jesus Christ.’
‘All glory to Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding His blood for us. He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God.’ (Revelation 1:5–6 NLT)
In Bible times priests worked in the church while the kings went out and did battle. And when they won, they brought back the spoils to finance the work of God. So if you’re in the business end of things, you’re a ‘king’, and one aspect of that calling is to be willing to help finance His plan for reaching the world with the Gospel (see Matthew 24:14)
So today, use your business to do God’s business.
SoulFood: Titus 1–3, Mark 9:1–13, Ps 150, Pr 11:16–18
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023