“If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey
my commands, I will send you rain in its season, and
the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit.
Your threshing will continue until grape harvest and the
grape harvest will continue until planting, and you will
eat all the food you want and live in safety in your
land" - Leviticus 26:3-5.
God made these promises of abundant provision and successful business operations to any and all who know and obey His commands. It is good for leaders to remember that it is not their business smarts, their shrewdness or their negotiating skills that brings their enterprise success and prosperity. While all those things play a part, it is God's involvement, blessing and grace that make the difference, and ultimately He is to receive all the glory and praise. All leaders will be held accountable as to whether or not they did business in accordance with God's word, so it behooves them to know the decrees and commands for which they are being held accountable.
LEADERSHIP STEP: Do you know what the Bible says about your business and your behavior in and toward that business? If not, it's time to grow your knowledge and find out! A good place to start is the book Proverbs. Start today and read a chapter of Proverbs every day (there are 31). As you do, pay attention to all the business behaviors and advice that are contained therein. Take notes in your journal as you learn what will release God's business blessings as you obey.