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Biblical Essay

Biblical Essay
In this essay I will discuss how the foundational to the Christian faith is the belief that mankind is created in the image of God and explain how this belief affects the way someone with a business degree would interact with someone within their field of study. I will also discuss that just like a manager has their employees come to them during a critical decision making process, we turn to God for his guidance during a time when a decision that we need to make could be a life changing one. Should we turn to our managers for help even when the decision is easy? Should we pray to God more even when times are good?
Since mankind is created in the image of God, I should be more understanding to my employees when they make a mistake. Who am I not to forgive an employee when they make a mistake on a project? Is our God not a forgiving God? As a manger I am not above the rules nor above God. A manager will make mistakes just like each and every one of us will. They will be held accountable just like we will be held accountable for our sins by God. Even though we are being held accountable, it does not mean that we have not been forgiven for our mistake at work and forgiven by God. “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.’ ‘But if you do not forgive men of their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” (Matthew 6:14-15) An employee does not want a mistake to be held over their heads. They want to use it as a training piece and move on from that mistake. A good manager will not hold their mistake against them just as God will not hold our sins against us if we are true in our hearts.
As a manager for a business, it is your responsibility to teach and train your staff. Just as it is important for us to teach the word of God and learn the word of God. “All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17) As a manager, you do not want to set your employees up for failure by not giving them the proper training that they deserve. God also expects us to be taught his word so that we are prepared to teach it and defend his word and even be ready to enter his kingdom one day. “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction.” (2 Timothy 4:2) An employer at a call center expects his employees to be properly trained while talking to customers over the phone. They must be patient and kind while they listen to a problem, and they must be able to assist the customer, just as the Lord expects us to listen to others and be able to prove them wrong when they try to denounce him.
God created all of us with a purpose. Just as we should not question our managers for their decisions, we should not question God’s purpose for each and every one of us. God wants us to forgive one another even if we feel that they do not deserve our forgiveness. God does not want us working for him part time. God wants us to pray full time, not just when times are hard. God does not just want us to read, learn, and teach his word on Sundays. He wants us to do it daily. Did Jesus only preach and teach his word one day a week? If you only worked one day a week, what would your paycheck look like? God wants us to be his full time employee so when we get to his kingdom our paycheck will be more than we could ever imagine.

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