Presenting ...

Net Profits - Dwight Hill

... a weekly letter of encouragement.


Singapore

August 30, 1995

Good Morning!

IF JESUS CHRIST WERE THE CEO of a "for profit" company, what would be its objectives?

Consider this:

#1 "TO HONOR GOD IN ALL WE DO.

Jesus: I have brought You glory on earth by completing the work You gave

me to do." (John 17:4 NIV)

#2 "TO HELP PEOPLE DEVELOP.

Paul: "We [teach] every man with all wisdom, that we may present every man complete in Christ." (Colossians 1:28a)

#3 "TO PURSUE EXCELLENCE.

Paul: "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, wherever is admirable--if anything

is excellent or praiseworthy--think about these things." (Philippians 4:8 NIV)

#4 "TO GROW PROFITABLY."

Solomon: "All hard work brings a profit...plans of the diligent lead to profit." (Proverbs 14:23a; 21:5a)

These are the objectives of Servicemaster, a Fortune 500 Company that provides services to hospitals, colleges, plants and homes.

Perhaps at the root of many of our conflicts in business lies a confusion about AFFECTION and MOTIVES relative to God, money, and people:

We are to love God and hate money. (Matthew 6:24)

We are to serve people and use money. (Philippians 2:3; Ecclesiastes 5:19)

When we reverse the order, God simply removes His hand of blessing from our efforts. Work then deteriorates from a divine calling into a chore, and the stress level escalates to exponential proportions.

My prayer is that you are having a great week!

Dwight Hill


Copyright 1996 Dwight Hill. Unlimited permission to copy or use is hereby granted subject to inclusion of this copyright notice.



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