It’s funny how people cherry pick products or services in modern society and use them to prove (mostly to themselves) that the word of God is sometimes anachronistic and can’t always be taken literally in this fast-paced world of ours. They’ll say the men who wrote the Bible couldn’t have foreseen credit cards, the Internet, or the particular challenges of online business. If you’ll remember, God is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. Even though credit cards and email aren’t expressly addressed within the Bible’s pages, all the knowledge you need to handle ANYTHING that arises throughout the course of your daily life is right there.
Sometimes you just don’t want to read it.
Business is business. It doesn’t intrinsically change. Conducting electronic exchanges with someone on the other side of the globe is no different than trading a donkey for a cow two thousand years ago in a Middle Eastern desert. No matter the year on the calendar, you should go about your business in an aboveboard fashion, with no lying, cheating, or stealing, nor tolerating those that do. The modern Christian often plays the â€œBible is outdatedâ€ card when his own wants and desires do line up particularly well with those of God. Friend, that’s when you really better pull those pages out and start reading them closely because you are headed for a fall.
Perhaps even more so in an online business, your head has been turned by the hope of fast results and you weren’t as prudent as you should have been. Proverbs 8:12 speaks to us of prudence, a commodity rarely found on the Internet. It goes like this:
â€œI wisdom dwell with prudence,
and find the knowledge which cometh of reflection.â€
If you’re fretting away at the keyboard, anxious to make something, anything, happen, then now is the time to close the thing down and pull out the Bible before you drop another fifty bucks on an ebook that doesn’t tell you anything you don’t already know. One of the ways we get into trouble today is we don’t stop to think often enough. Reflection is what God calls it. Reflect upon your online business. What are you really trying to do? Get rich so you can quit your job and sail off into the Bahamas with a margarita in each hand? As we’ve discussed before, the fastest way to wealth and reward is to serve God wholeheartedly and first. Try it. You might be surprised at the good fortune that comes your way.
The Solomon Success Team
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