Ten Biblical Principle for Business, a Bible study by Rick Boxx, is centered around ten Biblical principles that can assist leaders with managing their employees and businesses according to God’s Word.
The book is broken down into ten lessons that line up with each of the ten principles, and each lesson is framed as a call to action. While the author plays his principles close to the vest in an effort to get people to purchase the book, it’s valuable for any Christian leader in the workplace to have resources at their disposal to manage their employees with Christlike-grace.
Principles for Leadership
What Biblical principles do you think would be most useful to implement in leadership in a secular work environment? If Jesus were in charge of your workplace, how would he lead?
Jesus Would Lead With Generosity
Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.
A business run on Christ-like principles will be run with generosity toward employees and the greater community. Beware of leaders who are tight-fisted with the gifts the Lord has entrusted them with.
Jesus Would Lead With Integrity
Do not take advantage of a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether that worker is a fellow Israelite or a foreigner residing in one of your towns.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.
If you are in a leadership position, make sure that integrity is what you are known for above all else.
Jesus Would Lead With A Strong Work Ethic
Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.
All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.
Jesus had a job. He spent His first thirty years on this earth quietly working with His hands, focusing on His very earthly calling of working hard to care for His family. A good work ethic is not worldly; in fact, it is profoundly godly!