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