Why is it that most of my fellow Christian conservatives will cry doom and gloom over the idea of people being paid a living wage, but don’t have a cross word to say about CEOs being paid 750x as much as their AVERAGE employee (never mind the entry level ones), or about how they’ll lay off thousands of people, then pay themselves a bonus equal to the combined salaries of those people? My Bible still declares the wrath of God against those who oppress the hireling in his wages.
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. – James 2:26
Your daily commitment to the pursuit of what God gave you to do is the work that evidences your faith. Likewise, in both life and business, a genuine belief that you can accomplish your goals is never absent of clear, decisive effort in the direction of those objectives.
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
For many of us in Christian leadership, this passage of scripture is quite familiar, and we may have used often in our teaching and preaching, so it can be easy to see it only from the perspective of our religious traditions.
“As he thinks in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 27:3
When I was 15, I was about 5’3″ and just under 120 lbs. However, I was determined to become really strong, and because I had a lot of trouble gaining weight, I decided I would get stronger without getting any bigger.