Resource Review – Proverbs for Business by Steve Marr

“A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.” Proverbs 10:4

Proverbs for Business, a book of short devotions by popular radio host Steve Marr, was written to empower those in leadership to utilize the wisdom of the Proverbs every day in the workplace. “Each one-page reading includes a poignant question, Scripture, a brief business application, and a verse from Proverbs. The timely topics addressed include quality of service and product, achieving success, human resource issues, decision making, planning, hiring and firing, work relationships, and much more. Proverbs for Business offers 260 short readings that are sure to encourage and inspire anyone in the workplace.” –Amazon.

If you are a Christian who is in a supervisory role in a workplace setting, this book would be an excellent resource to keep in your desk. The Proverbs can be a valuable guide in even the most secular setting. “Whether you’re the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or a new hire at ground level, Proverbs for Business will give you inspiration and insight drawn straight from Scripture to achieve your goals in the workplace.” -Randall Mains.

“The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.” Proverbs 11:3

Being a Christian in a secular workplace can be challenging, which is all the more reason to commit your work to the Lord every day. Even the busiest manager has time for a quick one-page devotion before the hustle and bustle of the workday begins. Starting your day with God’s Word, even for just a few minutes, can help you focus your goals and get the work day off to an uplifting start.

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The beauty of the Proverbs is that the wisdom applies to anyone, no matter their background or religious beliefs. Whether you are managing just one person or are in charge of a multinational corporation, the Proverbs can bring you new wisdom and insight into leadership every single day.

“The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.” Proverbs 13:4