How should you look at finances?
Banks have cut interest rates to historic lows and are purchasing assets by printing money. Inflation rates will skyrocket, and governments are borrowing at a global scale just to keep up their wartime rates of spending. Jubilee Centre further reports that the financial system is ignoring Biblical and Christian principles of finance. This includes ideas of lending freely, repayment of debt, and the abolishment of unjustified interest.
Do you see a man diligent and skillful in his business? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men (Proverbs 22:29)
The Christian perspective does not ignore financial prosperity, despite some common belief. Businesses have succeeded brilliantly on Christian morals, including Chick-Fil-A, Hobby Lobby, and teen fashion company Forever 21, notes CNN Religion.
Prosperity is significant, and companies employ wide-reaching brand techniques, such as logo design and social media, to reach an audience. Logo Garden is a resource that allows users to design a personalized company blog. Companies employ the core concept of branding to spread a Christian message while also providing a high quality service or product.
The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender (Proverbs 22:7)
Businesses often require credit to function, but Biblical principle wants companies to avoid debt that, today, has caused such financial disasters in American. Though debt is not inherently bad, as recalled on Today, bad debt is. Bad debt is acquired through things that are not necessarily essential for living. This reflects the Christian perspective in that debt should generally be avoided when possible.
But just as you excel in everything-in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us-see that you also excel in this grace of giving (Corinthians 8:7)
Giving to charity can enhance a company’s public image. But it is also rewarding and follows scripture. Macy’s, Safeway, and Dow Chemical make up some of the most generous companies in the nation. Wal-Mart makes the list as well, details Yahoo Finance.
Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it (Proverbs 13:11)
Saving is extremely important to small businesses. In tough economic times, Christian perspective follows a conservative path to success. Parkland Chamber recommends a revamping of marketing strategies by incorporating more cost-effective ways to gain exposure. These include social media tactics, Craigslist, and video adverts on YouTube. These strategies need to be employed continuously and daily to gain maximum use.
Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, cease from your consideration of it (Proverbs 23:4)
A key element to Christian perspective in business and branding is the act of letting God deal with it. Christians embrace God in such an unrestrained way that God can relinquish all concerns. They take a conservative approach, though they surrender to a plan of success that is already established for them. This is reflected by the second biggest question asked by Christians — who is going to run the rest of your life from here on out?
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