Friday, June 17, 2022

GOD and BUSINESS

 


Deuteronomy 8:18

King James Version

18 But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: 

for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, 

that he may establish his covenant 

which he sware unto thy fathers, 

as it is this day.


We are fooling ourselves if we ignore GOD.

It's is GOD's business, to know our business.

It is our business, to know GOD.

Consider this a GUIDE to doing business better.

Here's what JESUS says:

Matthew 6:24

King James Version

24 No man can serve two masters: 

for either he will hate the one, 

and love the other; 

or else he will hold to the one, 

and despise the other. 

Ye cannot serve God and mammon.


Matthew 6:33

King James Version

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, 

and his righteousness; 

and all these things shall be added unto you.


Matthew 19:21

King James Version

21 Jesus said unto him, 

If thou wilt be perfect, 

go and sell that thou hast, 

and give to the poor, 

and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: 

and come and follow me.


Matthew 19:23

King James Version

23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, 

Verily I say unto you, 

That a rich man shall hardly enter 

into the kingdom of heaven.


Matthew 19:24

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24 And again I say unto you, 

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, 

than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.


Matthew 25:23

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23 His lord said unto him, 

Well done, 

good and faithful servant; 

thou hast been faithful over a few things, 

I will make thee ruler over many things: 

enter thou into the joy of thy lord.


Mark 7:20-22

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20 And he said, 

That which cometh out of the man, 

that defileth the man.

21 For from within, 

out of the heart of men, 

proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, 

an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:


Mark 8:36

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36 For what shall it profit a man, 

if he shall gain the whole world, 

and lose his own soul?


Luke 6:31

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31 And as ye would that men should do to you, 

do ye also to them likewise.


Luke 6:32

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32 For if ye love them which love you, 

what thank have ye? 

for sinners also love those that love them.


Luke 6:39

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39 And he spake a parable unto them, 

Can the blind lead the blind? 

shall they not both fall into the ditch?


Luke 16:10

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10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: 

and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.


Luke 16:15

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15 And he said unto them, 

Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; 

but God knoweth your hearts: 

for that which is highly esteemed among men 

is abomination in the sight of God.


John 3:5-7

King James Version

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.


John 16:33

King James Version

33 These things I have spoken unto you, 

that in me ye might have peace. 

In the world ye shall have tribulation: 

but be of good cheer; 

I have overcome the world.


Here's what the rest of Scripture says:

Deuteronomy 11:1

King James Version

11 Therefore thou shalt love the Lord thy God, 

and keep his charge, 

and his statutes, 

and his judgments, 

and his commandments, 

alway.


Deuteronomy 15:13-14

King James Version

13 And when thou sendest him out free from thee, 

thou shalt not let him go away empty:

14 Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, 

and out of thy floor, 

and out of thy winepress: 

of that wherewith the Lord thy God hath blessed thee 

thou shalt give unto him.


Deuteronomy 25:4

King James Version

4 Thou shalt not muzzle the ox 

when he treadeth out the corn.


Deuteronomy 25:13-15

King James Version

13 Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, 

a great and a small.

14 Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, 

a great and a small.

15 But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, 

a perfect and just measure shalt thou have:

 that thy days may be lengthened in the land 

which the Lord thy God giveth thee.


Leviticus 19:10

King James Version

10 And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, 

neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; 

thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: 

I am the Lord your God.


Leviticus 19:11

King James Version

11 Ye shall not steal, 

neither deal falsely, 

neither lie one to another.


Leviticus 19:13

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13 Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, 

neither rob him: 

the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee 

all night until the morning.


Leviticus 19:14

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14 Thou shalt not curse the deaf, 

nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, 

but shalt fear thy God: 

I am the Lord.


Leviticus 19:35

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35 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, 

in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.


Leviticus 23:22

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22 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, 

thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field 

when thou reapest, 

neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: 

thou shalt leave them unto the poor, 

and to the stranger: 

I am the Lord your God.


Leviticus 25:14

King James Version

14 And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbour, 

or buyest ought of thy neighbour's hand, 

ye shall not oppress one another:


Leviticus 25:39

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39 And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, 

and be sold unto thee; 

thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant:


Leviticus 25:43

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43 Thou shalt not rule over him with rigour; 

but shalt fear thy God.


Numbers 23:19

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19 God is not a man, 

that he should lie; 

neither the son of man, 

that he should repent: 

hath he said, 

and shall he not do it? 

or hath he spoken, 

and shall he not make it good?


Nehemiah 6:3

King James Version

3 And I sent messengers unto them, saying, 

I am doing a great work, 

so that I cannot come down: 

why should the work cease, 

whilst I leave it, 

and come down to you?


Nehemiah 6:9

King James Version

9 For they all made us afraid, saying, 

Their hands shall be weakened from the work, 

that it be not done

Now therefore, 

O God, 

strengthen my hands.


Job 31:13-14

King James Version

13 If I did despise the cause of my manservant 

or of my maidservant, 

when they contended with me;

14 What then shall I do when God riseth up? 

and when he visiteth, 

what shall I answer him?


Psalm 15

King James Version

15 Lord, 

who shall abide in thy tabernacle? 

who shall dwell in thy holy hill?

2 He that walketh uprightly, 

and worketh righteousness, 

and speaketh the truth in his heart.

3 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, 

nor doeth evil to his neighbour, 

nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; 

but he honoureth them that fear the Lord. 

He that sweareth to his own hurt, 

and changeth not.

5 He that putteth not out his money to usury, 

nor taketh reward against the innocent. 

He that doeth these things shall never be moved.


Psalm 37:4

King James Version

4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: 

and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.


Psalm 91:1-2

King James Version

91 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High 

shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the Lord, 

He is my refuge and my fortress: 

my God; in him will I trust.


Psalm 112:5

King James Version

5 A good man sheweth favour, 

and lendeth: 

he will guide his affairs with discretion.


Proverbs 3:5-6

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5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; 

and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, 

and he shall direct thy paths.


Proverbs 6:16-19

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16 These six things doth the Lord hate: 

yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

17 A proud look, 

a lying tongue, 

and hands that shed innocent blood,

18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, 

feet that be swift in running to mischief,

19 A false witness that speaketh lies, 

and he that soweth discord among brethren.


Proverbs 11:1

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11 A false balance is abomination to the Lord: 

but a just weight is his delight.


Proverbs 11:3

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3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: 

but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.


Proverbs 12:11

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11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: 

but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.


Proverbs 13:4

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4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, 

and hath nothing: 

but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.


Proverbs 13:11

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11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: 

but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.


Proverbs 14:15

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15 The simple believeth every word: 

but the prudent man looketh well to his going.


Proverbs 14:23

King James Version

23 In all labour there is profit: 

but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury*.


Proverbs 16:3

King James Version

3 Commit thy works unto the Lord, 

and thy thoughts shall be established.


Proverbs 16:8

King James Version

8 Better is a little with righteousness 

than great revenues without right.


Proverbs 18:9

King James Version

9 He also that is slothful in his work 

is brother to him that is a great waster.


Proverbs 19:17

King James Version

17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; 

and that which he hath given will he pay him again.


Proverbs 20:23

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23 Divers weights are an abomination unto the Lord; 

and a false balance is not good.


Proverbs 21:5

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5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; 

but of every one that is hasty only to want.


Proverbs 21:6

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6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity 

tossed to and fro of them that seek death.


Proverbs 22:1

King James Version

22 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, 

and loving favour rather than silver and gold.


Proverbs 22:29

King James Version

29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? 

he shall stand before kings; 

he shall not stand before mean men.


Proverbs 23:7

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7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: 

Eat and drink, saith he to thee; 

but his heart is not with thee.


Proverbs 28:6

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6 Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, 

than he that is perverse in his ways, 

though he be rich.


Ecclesiastes 8:13

King James Version

13 But it shall not be well with the wicked, 

neither shall he prolong his days, 

which are as a shadow; 

because he feareth not before God.


Ecclesiastes 9:10

King James Version

10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, 

do it with thy might; 

for there is no work, 

nor device, 

nor knowledge, 

nor wisdom, 

in the grave, 

whither thou goest.


Isaiah 1:17-19

King James Version

17 Learn to do well; 

seek judgment, 

relieve the oppressed, 

judge the fatherless, 

plead for the widow.

18 Come now, 

and let us reason together, 

saith the Lord: 

though your sins be as scarlet, 

they shall be as white as snow; 

though they be red like crimson, 

they shall be as wool.

19 If ye be willing and obedient, 

ye shall eat the good of the land:


Jeremiah 22:13

King James Version

13 Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, 

and his chambers by wrong; 

that useth his neighbour's service without wages, 

and giveth him not for his work;


Jeremiah 29:11-12

King James Version

11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, 

saith the Lord, 

thoughts of peace, 

and not of evil, 

to give you an expected end.

12 Then shall ye call upon me, 

and ye shall go and pray unto me, 

and I will hearken unto you.


Amos 2:6-8

King James Version

6 Thus saith the Lord; 

For three transgressions of Israel, 

and for four, 

I will not turn away the punishment thereof; 

because they sold the righteous for silver, 

and the poor for a pair of shoes;

7 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, 

and turn aside the way of the meek: 

and a man and his father will go in unto the same maid, 

to profane my holy name:

8 And they lay themselves down upon clothes 

laid to pledge by every altar, 

and they drink the wine of the condemned 

in the house of their god.


Micah 6:8

King James Version

8 He hath shewed thee, 

O man, 

what is good; 

and what doth the Lord require of thee, 

but to do justly, 

and to love mercy, 

and to walk humbly with thy God?


Malachi 3:5

King James Version

5 And I will come near to you to judgment; 

and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, 

and against the adulterers, 

and against false swearers, 

and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, 

the widow, and the fatherless, 

and that turn aside the stranger from his right, 

and fear not me, 

saith the Lord of hosts.


Romans 12:2

King James Version

2 And be not conformed to this world: 

but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, 

that ye may prove what is that good, 

and acceptable, 

and perfect, 

will of God.


Romans 13:1

King James Version

13 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. 

For there is no power but of God: 

the powers that be are ordained of God.


Romans 13:7

King James Version

7 Render therefore to all their dues: 

tribute to whom tribute is due; 

custom to whom custom; 

fear to whom fear; 

honour to whom honour.


Romans 13:8

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8 Owe no man any thing, 

but to love one another: 

for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.


1 Corinthians 10:31

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31 Whether therefore ye eat, 

or drink, 

or whatsoever ye do, 

do all to the glory of God.


2 Corinthians 9:8

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8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; 

that ye, 

always having all sufficiency in all things, 

may abound to every good work:


Galatians 5:16

King James Version

16 This I say then, 

Walk in the Spirit, 

and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.


Ephesians 6:5-9

King James Version

5 Servants, 

be obedient to them that are your masters 

according to the flesh, 

with fear and trembling, 

in singleness of your heart, 

as unto Christ;

6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; 

but as the servants of Christ, 

doing the will of God from the heart;

7 With good will doing service, 

as to the Lord, 

and not to men:

8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, 

the same shall he receive of the Lord, 

whether he be bond or free.

9 And, ye masters,

 do the same things unto them, 

forbearing threatening: 

knowing that your Master also is in heaven; 

neither is there respect of persons with him.


Philippians 4:6

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6 Be careful for nothing; 

but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving 

let your requests be made known unto God.


Philippians 4:13

King James Version

13 I can do all things through Christ 

which strengtheneth me.


Colossians 1:10

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10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, 

being fruitful in every good work, 

and increasing in the knowledge of God;


Colossians 3:17

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17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, 

do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, 

giving thanks to God and the Father by him.


Colossians 3:23

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23 And whatsoever ye do, 

do it heartily, 

as to the Lord, 

and not unto men;


Colossians 4:1

King James Version

4 Masters, 

give unto your servants that which is just and equal; 

knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.


1 Thessalonians 4:11

King James Version

11 And that ye study to be quiet, 

and to do your own business, 

and to work with your own hands, 

as we commanded you;


1 Thessalonians 5:23

King James Version

23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; 

and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body 

be preserved blameless 

unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.


1 Timothy 5:18

King James Version

18 For the scripture saith, 

thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. 

And, 

The labourer is worthy of his reward.


2 Timothy 1:7

King James Version

7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; 

but of power, 

and of love, 

and of a sound mind.


2 Timothy 3:16-17

King James Version

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, 

and is profitable for doctrine, 

for reproof, 

for correction, 

for instruction in righteousness:

17 That the man of God may be perfect, 

thoroughly furnished unto all good works.


Titus 2:9-12

King James Version

9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, 

and to please them well in all things; 

not answering again;

10 Not purloining, 

but shewing all good fidelity; 

that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation 

hath appeared to all men,

12 Teaching us that, 

denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, 

we should live soberly, 

righteously, 

and godly, 

in this present world;


James 2:26

King James Version

26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, 

so faith without works is dead also.


1 Peter 5:8

King James Version

8 Be sober, 

be vigilant; 

because your adversary the devil, 

as a roaring lion, 

walketh about, 

seeking whom he may devour:


2 Peter 1:3

King James Version

3 According as his divine power hath given unto us 

all things that pertain unto life and godliness, 

through the knowledge of him 

that hath called us to glory and virtue:


2 Peter 3:14

King James Version

14 Wherefore, beloved, 

seeing that ye look for such things, 

be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, 

without spot, 

and blameless.


Philippians 4:8

King James Version

8 Finally, brethren, 

whatsoever things are true, 

whatsoever things are honest, 

whatsoever things are just, 

whatsoever things are pure, 

whatsoever things are lovely, 

whatsoever things are of good report; 

if there be any virtue, 

and if there be any praise, 

think on these things.


Can any get rich, then?

Is that the purpose of one's life?

What would heaven do with riches?

We're already guided by GOD, the GREAT PROVIDER.

Believers will be with JESUS, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords.

We shall have ETERNAL LIFE with JESUS.

Let the HOLY SPIRIT guide you in EVERYTHING.

Further:

1 Timothy 6:7

King James Version

7 For we brought nothing into this world, 

and it is certain we can carry nothing out.


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*penury: "extreme poverty"

(Source: Vocabulary)


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