It seems most folks have relegated the Bible to something to be considered when one is interested in learning spiritual matters. Or perhaps when a crisis is upon them and all other options have failed.
Because of our silence, which is a product of our ignorance, and our ignorance, which is a product of our lack of relationship with a living God, the efficacy of God’s word is openly questioned not only by the masses, but also by so called spiritual leaders who, in seeing, they do not see and in hearing, they do not hear.
These so called leaders have truncated the Bible, excising from it, the beginning (Genesis) and the end (Revelation) and cherry picking the rest. The blind lead the blind and they fall into the pit together.
But I am here to tell you, there is a spiritual renaissance coming. A renaissance is defined as a situation or period of time when there is a new interest in something that has not been popular in a long time. It’s also defined as a revival or rebirth.
Friends, we need revival. We need a rebirth of that which made our nation great in the first place. We have abandoned those foundational beliefs that shaped our nation. We’ve abandoned the Scriptures as our way of life, our great hope and source of wisdom and reduced them to inspiring thoughts subject to interpretation.
I yearn for the day when the Bible reenters the mainstream like it once did, when it was etched on the walls and pillars of courthouses and schoolhouses across this great land. When it was taught as the Word of God to live and govern by. But that won’t happen when the people of the covenant, those who are called Christian, relegate the Bible to the bookshelf and it’s stories to mere inspirational allegories.
We need a national return to the Bible and the God of the Bible.
For years I have studied the Scriptures to learn how to imitate God and apply His great truths to the grand game of commerce we call business. It seemed like an arena where scarce was heard a Biblical word.
It seemed reasonable to me to study the Scriptures to learn how to sell, how to market, how to start and grow a business, hire and manage employees, and even uncover opportunities and find out knowledge of witty inventions. In decades of ardent study, I have found wisdom that has reshaped my life and set tens of thousands of entrepreneurial believers on a positive course of success.
I am passionate about teaching God’s Word in a practical work and business context that brings about results. But it’s not about the results for me. It’s about HIM and His great honor. The results are staggering but they are but a withered leaf and yesterday’s cut grass in the light of His glory.
If you’ve ever had any interest in training your mind and conditioning your heart in the ways of God as they pertain to business I would urge you to join this spiritual renaissance in the marketplace by studying and applying God’s Word to every area of your life. If you are a business minded believer, the International Christian Business Institute might be right for you.
Learn more about that by attending my latest webinar. If you enroll by 6:00 PM Thursday, I will make sure you receive the invite for our Thursday night class where we will be examining how the conquest of Canaan is a pattern for success in business.
Hope to see you there!