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Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

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Whatever is Lovely - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of admirable, if anything is excellent and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things” (Philippians 4:8). Today we consider whatever is “lovely.” If something is lovely, it is worth embracing. It is something dearly prized. It is something that is pleasing or agreeable (Thayer). The word used for lovely in Scripture comes from the word “phileo” – the brotherly love described in God’s Word. There are many things worth embracing. There are also many things we need to expel from our lives; thoughts and actions that we need evict from our minds and lives. What Do You Embrace? Among the many lovely things in this world, nature is one that often comes to mind — the world God created. Psalm 8:3-4: “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained; What is man that You take thought of him, An...

6 MIN2017 MAY 9
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Whatever is Lovely - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Whatever is Pure - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

When it comes to impacting others in the marketplace, what we do is not the only thing that matters. An emphasis should be placed on character development because what we are will impact what we do. We know that good character leads to good works. We read about the “Fruit of the Spirit” in Scripture. Just as it is easy to identify a tree by the fruit it produces, believers are identified by what they do; what we do is the fruit. An apple tree produces apples because it is an apple tree. The fruit is a result of its DNA, or what is is at its core. A person of Godly character provides evidence for who he is. For example, if we develop a Christ-like character, people will see the fruit of love. Jesus said, “By this, all people will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.” We should not just try to “do” good things without working on our character — on what we are. When we set our minds on whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable, we are buildin...

6 MIN2017 MAY 1
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Whatever is Pure - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Whatever is Right - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

How do we know what is right? In this world, that which is “right” is defined in many different ways. We live in an age where many believe that truth is relative. Moral relativism is the belief that moral judgments are true or false based on a certain standpoint. Relativists view moral values as being applicable within certain cultural boundaries only. One widely-held belief says, “if it’s true for you, then it’s true. If it’s not true for you, then it is not true.” Those who subscribe to this belief — that truth is relative — naturally come to the conclusion that you really cannot determine what is right or what is wrong, at least not universally. To determine what is right, or to make a distinction between what is right and wrong is not only a meaningless pursuit in their eyes but something that should be avoided altogether. The Bible teaches us that there is absolute truth and that we can tell the difference between right and wrong. Paul says in Philippians 4:8 to think ...

6 MIN2017 FEB 7
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Whatever is Right - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Whatever is Honorable - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if anything is excellent or worthy of praise, think on these things. — Philippians 4:8 (emphasis added). As we continue to look at this “whatever” passage, we see that another thing on which we should think is “whatever is honorable.” The New International version, as well as some others, uses the word “noble.” Paul also uses the same word that is used for “honorable” in 1 Timothy 3:8, saying the deacons, like other leaders, should be “men of dignity,” or in other words, “honorable” men. Bible commentator Albert Barnes speaks to this concept, saying “The word was originally used in relation to the gods, and to the things that pertained to them, as being worthy of honor or veneration . . . The word, therefore, does not express precisely what the word ‘honest’ does with us, as confined to dealings or business transactions, but...

7 MIN2017 JAN 29
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Whatever is Honorable - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Whatever is True - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if anything is excellent or worthy of praise, think on these things. — Philippians 4:8. We’ve been looking at some “whatever” verses in scripture, and now our focus turns to Philippians 4:8. The Apostle Paul says, “if anything is excellent or worthy of praise, think on these things.” When Paul uses the word “think” in Philippians, it means to “reason to a logical conclusion.” Therefore, when we “think” about, or “dwell on” something in this sense, it means that we are to reach a logical conclusion concerning those excellent things. We consider whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, praiseworthy. We are told to think upon that which is true. The word Paul uses means “something that cannot be concealed or hidden.” If we look at Scripture, we find many truths. The more we look at scripture — th...

9 MIN2017 JAN 19
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Whatever is True - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Whatever Bytes - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if anything is excellent or worthy of praise, think on these things. — Philippians 4:8. We continue in our “Whatever” series. So far, we looked at a couple other “whatever” verses: 1 Corinthians 10:31: “Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Colossians 3:23: “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men” (NASV). Something to Think About In Philippians 4:8, Paul mentions several “whatevers” on which we should think. About these things, Paul says, “think” or “dwell” on them. What’s interesting about the Greek word used for “think,” or “dwell” in this verse comes from the word Logos, which the Gospel writer John uses when He says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the word was with God and the word was God.” When Paul uses the word “think” in Philippians, it means to “take into a...

9 MIN2017 JAN 18
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Whatever Bytes - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Whatever: Heart and Soul - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

In the last podcast/blog, we looked at 1 Corinthians 10:31, which reads, “Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” We learned that we should give God center stage, putting Him first in our lives and in the workplace. In any business transaction or interpersonal relationship, we need to remember that God is suppose to be center stage. The focus is on Him. In this episode, we look at a text that speaks specifically as to how we are to perform our work in this next “whatever” verse. Colossians 3:23: Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men (NASV). The Berean Literal Bible translation reads, “Whatever you might do, work from the soul, as to the Lord and not to men”. Other translations: “work at it with your whole being,” “work at it with all your heart,” and “work at it wholeheartedly.” Heart and Soul This “whatever” verse reminds me of the phrase, “Heart and Soul.” Colossians 3:23 basically says that we are to put our whole selves...

8 MIN2017 JAN 15
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Whatever: Heart and Soul - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Whatever: Giving God Center Stage - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

“ . . . whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31 We begin a new series called the “ ‘Whatever’ Series.” The focal point of this series is the verse I just quoted. Whatever we do, whether it is in the marketplace, at home, at church — wherever we are — and whatever we do, we do it all for God’s glory. In terms of our walk with God, there should be no separation between how we are to conduct ourselves, whether it is within or outside the context of the marketplace. There are several “Whatever” passages in scripture. Today, we look at the phrase “Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Whether we eat, drink, play, worship, enjoy recreation, or make a business transaction, we do all to God’s glory. Glory The key word I want to focus on in the passage is glory: Do all to the glory of God. Glory, in the context of Scripture refers to a radiance, a brightness, a splendor. Moses saw God’s glory, or His splendor/brightness on Mt. Sinai. In fac...

8 MIN2017 JAN 13
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Whatever: Giving God Center Stage - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Building a House - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, “Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.” The Apostle Paul uses the words “encourage” and “build up” — two very similar words, but with some differences. The first word Paul uses means “to call to one’s side” in the Greek. It means to admonish and comfort one another. The writer of Hebrews instructs believers to never give up meeting together, but to be “encouraging one another.” He speaks of the importance of being around other believers so that all can receive encouragement. Building a House The word Paul uses for “build up” when addressing the Thessalonians, literally means to “build a house.” The word is used by Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount when he talked about how the “wise man built his house on the rock.” When someone is building a house, he starts with a firm foundation and frame, then continues to add more and more to the house, until it is complete. The walls, roof, insulation, p...

6 MIN2017 JAN 10
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Building a House - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Character in the Marketplace - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Shortly after I launched the Biblical Principles podcast, I gathered some feedback from family and friends. While the feedback was positive, some asked for clarification as to the focus of the podcast. One of the things I emphasized was that the podcast was not one on how to build a business. Rather, the podcast focuses more on Biblical principles that help and encourage people to be better marketplace missionaries. This podcast, therefore, is for those who believe that the Bible is God’s inspired Word, who happen to work in the marketplace. This podcast is for any business professional who wants to affect change in the marketplace. It is for the CEO who loves Jesus and, because of his or her influence, wants to make an impact. It is for the salesperson who comes in contact with prospects, clients and co-workers on a regular basis. It is for the solopreneur who owns a small business and wants to reach out to her customers. It is for the customer service representative, the janitor,...

9 MIN2017 JAN 9
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Character in the Marketplace - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Latest Episodes

Whatever is Lovely - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of admirable, if anything is excellent and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things” (Philippians 4:8). Today we consider whatever is “lovely.” If something is lovely, it is worth embracing. It is something dearly prized. It is something that is pleasing or agreeable (Thayer). The word used for lovely in Scripture comes from the word “phileo” – the brotherly love described in God’s Word. There are many things worth embracing. There are also many things we need to expel from our lives; thoughts and actions that we need evict from our minds and lives. What Do You Embrace? Among the many lovely things in this world, nature is one that often comes to mind — the world God created. Psalm 8:3-4: “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained; What is man that You take thought of him, An...

6 MIN2017 MAY 9
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Whatever is Lovely - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Whatever is Pure - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

When it comes to impacting others in the marketplace, what we do is not the only thing that matters. An emphasis should be placed on character development because what we are will impact what we do. We know that good character leads to good works. We read about the “Fruit of the Spirit” in Scripture. Just as it is easy to identify a tree by the fruit it produces, believers are identified by what they do; what we do is the fruit. An apple tree produces apples because it is an apple tree. The fruit is a result of its DNA, or what is is at its core. A person of Godly character provides evidence for who he is. For example, if we develop a Christ-like character, people will see the fruit of love. Jesus said, “By this, all people will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.” We should not just try to “do” good things without working on our character — on what we are. When we set our minds on whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable, we are buildin...

6 MIN2017 MAY 1
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Whatever is Pure - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Whatever is Right - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

How do we know what is right? In this world, that which is “right” is defined in many different ways. We live in an age where many believe that truth is relative. Moral relativism is the belief that moral judgments are true or false based on a certain standpoint. Relativists view moral values as being applicable within certain cultural boundaries only. One widely-held belief says, “if it’s true for you, then it’s true. If it’s not true for you, then it is not true.” Those who subscribe to this belief — that truth is relative — naturally come to the conclusion that you really cannot determine what is right or what is wrong, at least not universally. To determine what is right, or to make a distinction between what is right and wrong is not only a meaningless pursuit in their eyes but something that should be avoided altogether. The Bible teaches us that there is absolute truth and that we can tell the difference between right and wrong. Paul says in Philippians 4:8 to think ...

6 MIN2017 FEB 7
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Whatever is Right - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Whatever is Honorable - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if anything is excellent or worthy of praise, think on these things. — Philippians 4:8 (emphasis added). As we continue to look at this “whatever” passage, we see that another thing on which we should think is “whatever is honorable.” The New International version, as well as some others, uses the word “noble.” Paul also uses the same word that is used for “honorable” in 1 Timothy 3:8, saying the deacons, like other leaders, should be “men of dignity,” or in other words, “honorable” men. Bible commentator Albert Barnes speaks to this concept, saying “The word was originally used in relation to the gods, and to the things that pertained to them, as being worthy of honor or veneration . . . The word, therefore, does not express precisely what the word ‘honest’ does with us, as confined to dealings or business transactions, but...

7 MIN2017 JAN 29
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Whatever is Honorable - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Whatever is True - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if anything is excellent or worthy of praise, think on these things. — Philippians 4:8. We’ve been looking at some “whatever” verses in scripture, and now our focus turns to Philippians 4:8. The Apostle Paul says, “if anything is excellent or worthy of praise, think on these things.” When Paul uses the word “think” in Philippians, it means to “reason to a logical conclusion.” Therefore, when we “think” about, or “dwell on” something in this sense, it means that we are to reach a logical conclusion concerning those excellent things. We consider whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, praiseworthy. We are told to think upon that which is true. The word Paul uses means “something that cannot be concealed or hidden.” If we look at Scripture, we find many truths. The more we look at scripture — th...

9 MIN2017 JAN 19
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Whatever is True - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Whatever Bytes - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if anything is excellent or worthy of praise, think on these things. — Philippians 4:8. We continue in our “Whatever” series. So far, we looked at a couple other “whatever” verses: 1 Corinthians 10:31: “Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Colossians 3:23: “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men” (NASV). Something to Think About In Philippians 4:8, Paul mentions several “whatevers” on which we should think. About these things, Paul says, “think” or “dwell” on them. What’s interesting about the Greek word used for “think,” or “dwell” in this verse comes from the word Logos, which the Gospel writer John uses when He says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the word was with God and the word was God.” When Paul uses the word “think” in Philippians, it means to “take into a...

9 MIN2017 JAN 18
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Whatever Bytes - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Whatever: Heart and Soul - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

In the last podcast/blog, we looked at 1 Corinthians 10:31, which reads, “Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” We learned that we should give God center stage, putting Him first in our lives and in the workplace. In any business transaction or interpersonal relationship, we need to remember that God is suppose to be center stage. The focus is on Him. In this episode, we look at a text that speaks specifically as to how we are to perform our work in this next “whatever” verse. Colossians 3:23: Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men (NASV). The Berean Literal Bible translation reads, “Whatever you might do, work from the soul, as to the Lord and not to men”. Other translations: “work at it with your whole being,” “work at it with all your heart,” and “work at it wholeheartedly.” Heart and Soul This “whatever” verse reminds me of the phrase, “Heart and Soul.” Colossians 3:23 basically says that we are to put our whole selves...

8 MIN2017 JAN 15
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Whatever: Heart and Soul - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Whatever: Giving God Center Stage - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

“ . . . whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31 We begin a new series called the “ ‘Whatever’ Series.” The focal point of this series is the verse I just quoted. Whatever we do, whether it is in the marketplace, at home, at church — wherever we are — and whatever we do, we do it all for God’s glory. In terms of our walk with God, there should be no separation between how we are to conduct ourselves, whether it is within or outside the context of the marketplace. There are several “Whatever” passages in scripture. Today, we look at the phrase “Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Whether we eat, drink, play, worship, enjoy recreation, or make a business transaction, we do all to God’s glory. Glory The key word I want to focus on in the passage is glory: Do all to the glory of God. Glory, in the context of Scripture refers to a radiance, a brightness, a splendor. Moses saw God’s glory, or His splendor/brightness on Mt. Sinai. In fac...

8 MIN2017 JAN 13
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Whatever: Giving God Center Stage - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Building a House - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, “Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.” The Apostle Paul uses the words “encourage” and “build up” — two very similar words, but with some differences. The first word Paul uses means “to call to one’s side” in the Greek. It means to admonish and comfort one another. The writer of Hebrews instructs believers to never give up meeting together, but to be “encouraging one another.” He speaks of the importance of being around other believers so that all can receive encouragement. Building a House The word Paul uses for “build up” when addressing the Thessalonians, literally means to “build a house.” The word is used by Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount when he talked about how the “wise man built his house on the rock.” When someone is building a house, he starts with a firm foundation and frame, then continues to add more and more to the house, until it is complete. The walls, roof, insulation, p...

6 MIN2017 JAN 10
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Building a House - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Character in the Marketplace - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals

Shortly after I launched the Biblical Principles podcast, I gathered some feedback from family and friends. While the feedback was positive, some asked for clarification as to the focus of the podcast. One of the things I emphasized was that the podcast was not one on how to build a business. Rather, the podcast focuses more on Biblical principles that help and encourage people to be better marketplace missionaries. This podcast, therefore, is for those who believe that the Bible is God’s inspired Word, who happen to work in the marketplace. This podcast is for any business professional who wants to affect change in the marketplace. It is for the CEO who loves Jesus and, because of his or her influence, wants to make an impact. It is for the salesperson who comes in contact with prospects, clients and co-workers on a regular basis. It is for the solopreneur who owns a small business and wants to reach out to her customers. It is for the customer service representative, the janitor,...

9 MIN2017 JAN 9
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Character in the Marketplace - Biblical Brinciples for Business Professionals