How is Business?
And He said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s Business?
A Preacher was quoting a motivational speaker and he said that there are two questions that need to be asked to know how successful a business man is, and I will repeat the exact same questions here today.
The first question is, “What is your business?” Many people have different kinds of businesses. Some are big while others are small, some have just started while others have been in it for a considerable length of time. No matter the kind of business, you as the business owner knows what type of business you run.
Jesus in the above Bible passage stated that he was in charge of his Father’s business. He was in the Temple teaching and discussing with the renowned Bible scholars of his days; the Pharisees, Sadducee and Scribes. He was supposedly thought to be missing by his parents until he was found by them in the Temple.
Jesus was also involved in his earthly father’s business of Carpentry. Mark 6:3. “Is this not the Carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James….” He was not only found in the Temple, but He was also identified by the locals as a Carpenter.
What are you identified with or what testimony do your neighbours have of you?
The second question is, “How is business?” This second question seems more difficult to answer.
Some people might say, “oh well, it’s so- so, just half way here and half way there.” Some may not even be sure, business is probably dwindling in size or about to fold up. Some others might say, “Business is going great!”
As Christians, followers of Christ, we may also have both types of businesses, our earthly business, the business we do to keep body and soul together, and then our Father’s business, the business God has sent everyone on earth to do….. The business of winning souls!
How is this business going?
“Jesus said, I must do the works of him who sent me while it is day……” John 9:4
Jesus saith unto them, “My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.” John 4:34
My question is, “What is your meat, and my meat? How is this business going? Can you and I answer with great enthusiasm as the Master did….”
Paraphrasing, don’t these people know that I am busy with my Father’s work? Or are we going to say it’s so-so or I’m not sure?
Whatever your answer may be right now, it is my prayer that God would grant each and every one of us his grace so that we can say with great enthusiasm that “Business’ is going great!” May the Lord bless the works of our hands in Jesus Name.
Oh Lord, apply my heart unto wisdom to be an effective witness of Your Saving Grace.
Oh Lord, help me to see Your business as my business in Jesus Name.