What an Entrepreneur can Learn from Jesus: Day 21 – Glorify God

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What an Entrepreneur can Learn from Jesus: Day 21 – Glorify God
We’re on the final day of our 21 Day Bible Study for Christian Entrepreneurs! We conclude by looking at how Jesus did everything for the glory of God.

Jesus did not seek His own glory while He was on the earth. Although he performed many miracles and attracted large crowds, He still chose to glorify God in everything.

We see several instances where Jesus states how He came to do His Father’s will and not His own. In John 12:28, we see Jesus asking God the same…

“Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.”

In John 17:1 & 4 Jesus asks God to glorify Him so He could glorify the Father again.

When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you… I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.”

Jesus glorified God on earth by accomplishing the work He had been given.

In John 15:8, Jesus mentions exactly how we can glorify God…

This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

As Christian entrepreneurs, we can glorify God by bearing much fruit though our business. The fruit you produce in your business could be anything…

The number of people you reach.

The amount of growth your business has seen…

The number of lives you’ve impacted…

The important thing is to build a fruitful business that gives God all the glory.

When you glorify God, you proclaim what God did for you, so others can see for themselves and experience the goodness of God.

In everything Jesus did, we see the evidence of God. It was visible proof that the hand of God was at worth through Jesus.

And that’s how it must be in our business as well.

We are created in the image of God, for the glory of God. When we display God’s glory through our business, it will be seen and acknowledged by all, irrespective of whether they believe in Jesus or not.

Jesus glorified His Father by walking with Him in constant obedience. If we want to give God the glory, we need to intentionally walk with Him and obey His plan in our business.

We need to allow God’s glory to shine through every aspect of our business or our lives. It doesn’t have to be big accomplishments… we can glorify God even in the little, ordinary things.

No matter the magnitude of our work, our ultimate aim should not be to showcase our hard work and our success. We should showcase God and give Him the glory for what He’s done in and through our business.

As entrepreneurs who’re learning to imitate Jesus in our business, let’s strive to be good disciples who bear much fruit for the glory of God.

Questions to Ponder:

  1. Are you living as a disciple of God, in obedience to Him?
  2. How can you glorify God through your business?

Related Verses:

  • John 15:8 – This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
  • 1 Corinthians 10:31 – So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
  • 1 Timothy 1:17 – To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

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About the Author:

School teacher turned internet marketing consultant, Sunu Philip is a Certified SEO Specialist. She founded “Clothed in Scarlet” to help women discover their unique God-given strengths and turn their talents into profits online. She offers subscribers a Free Online Business Startup Kit to help them start their online business from scratch.

2 Comments

  1. Wendy Austin August 28, 2015 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    Hello Suni
    I’ve been meaning to write to you for the longest time. Like you, English is also my second language. I am originally from Honduras.

    There are so many things I would like to share with you, but since this is my first time sending you any communication I will wait for your reply before I go on and on ????

    This time, I would like to sincerely express my gratitude to you and thank you for working so hard at constructing such a beautiful devotional gear to us entrepreneurs (and wanna be entrepreneur as it is my case).

    While I must confess it took me longer than 21 day to completed it. Each time I read it, I learned more about Jesus particularly because I had never thought of him as an entrepreneur.

    Each story and bible verse although familiar, took a new form and meaning that I had not previously experienced and brought a new perspective to my relationship with God/Jesus.

    Thank you so much and please keep writing and blessing us with your beautiful heart!

    Sincerely,

    Wendy

    • Sunu Philip September 7, 2015 at 10:48 am - Reply

      Thank you Wendy for your comment. This really blessed me ! I am so very happy to hear that the bible study really spoke to you. All glory to God…because it was His direction all through that!
      I am also sending an email to you.
      Much love and prayers, Sunu

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