Have you ever read the book of Proverbs for business success?
Recently a webinar speaker, Brian Dixon, mentioned that he read one chapter in the book or Proverbs every day and used the ideas to run his business based on what he learned there.
The whole idea intrigued me and for the month of February, 2021, I will read one chapter each day to find Biblical business principles.
Business lessons from the Bible
There are so many helpful ideas in the Bible about running a business, but there is a heavy concentration of ideas on how to and how not to run your business in the book of Proverbs.
In this week’s episode, I explore just a few of the many verses from the book of Proverbs that give insight on how to run a business based on
- trusting God
- respect for others
- doing the work
- giving people credit for what they do
- getting up early
- not wasting time
- and so much more
There are also some things the book of Proverbs tells us not to do:
- not take correction
- not learn
- being greedy and dishonest
- taking advantage of the poor
- answering a question without listening
- rejoicing over an enemy’s (competitor’s) failure
- and so many more
Best Spiritual Business Coach
If you want the best business coach available, check out the book of Proverbs. Every single verse is a diamond that has already been mined, cut, and polished. All you have to do is pick them up and put them into practice.
I’d love to hear what you find helpful in the book of Proverbs.
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Bible References – Proverbs for Business Success
Proverbs 3:5, 6, 9, 10, 27, 29 ESV
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
9 Honor the LORD with your wealth
and with the firstfruits of all your produce;
10 then your barns will be filled with plenty,
and your vats will be bursting with wine.
27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
when it is in your power to do it.
29 Do not plan evil against your neighbor,
who dwells trustingly beside you.
Proverbs 5:15, ESV
15 Drink water from your own cistern,
flowing water from your own well.
Proverbs 10:17 ESV
17 Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life,
but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.
Proverbs 11:1, 28 ESV
1 A false balance is an abomination to the LORD,
but a just weight is his delight.
28 Whoever trusts in his riches will fall,
but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.
Proverbs 12:11 ESV
11 Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread,
but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.
Proverbs 14:23 ESV
23 In all toil there is profit,
but mere talk tends only to poverty.
Proverbs 18:13 ESV
13 If one gives an answer before he hears,
it is his folly and shame.
Proverbs 21:31 ESV
31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle,
but the victory belongs to the LORD.
Proverbs 22:16 ESV
16 Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth,
or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.
Proverbs 24:17 ESV
17 Do not rejoice when your enemy [competitor] falls,
and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles,
Proverbs 26:10 ESV
10 Like an archer who wounds everyone
is one who hires a passing fool or drunkard.
Proverbs 27:23, 24 ESV
23 Know well the condition of your flocks,
and give attention to your herds,
24 for riches do not last forever;
and does a crown endure to all generations?
Proverbs 31:13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 24, 26, 27 ESV
13 She seeks wool and flax,
and works with willing hands.
15 She rises while it is yet night
and provides food for her household
and portions for her maidens.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
Her lamp does not go out at night.
19 She puts her hands to the distaff,
and her hands hold the spindle.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them;
she delivers sashes to the merchant.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
27 She looks well to the ways of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.