Love it. We have been in Peru for almost 48 years, doing missions but more recently (last 15 years or so) doing business for missions, being self supported, greater circle of influence in community, and region. Some question what we are doing….other missionaries…..as we have this stigma around Christian circles as you mention that making money is evil…secular etc.
I appreciate the fact that Jesus did business and sincerely he might not have been exceptional in his business. As a Jew, he would have charged correctly and moderately for his jobs following the teachings of Moses for business dealings. He wouldn’t have started a business on charity but definitely there would be room for compassionate services. If He did not do well in apprenticeship and carpentry business God would not hand the Kingdom business of saving the world to him. That is the Kingdom rule that He also taught us. Of course, he must have also learnt honesty, so to say, from Joseph whom the Bible referred to as being righteous in Matt 1:19.
Although Adam was not an entrepreneur, the first thing God did when He created Adam was to give him a job (Genesis 2:15). We are created to work, to use our minds and our hands to subdue this world and rule over it (Genesis 1:28). Scripture praises industriousness and hard work (Proverbs 14:23; 31:27; Ephesians 4:28). By contrast, those who are idle are harshly reprimanded (Proverbs 19:15; 2 Thessalonians 3:6). We are instructed to make it our “ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands” (1 Thessalonians 4:11).
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