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Isaiah 48:17-18 (KJV) “Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go. O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! Then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea.”

COMMENTARY: God’s will for Israel was that they enjoy the benefits of wisdom, of obeying His commands. The Israelites had the potential to live in a culture full of peace and righteousness. However, they chose to go their own way and suffered the painful consequences, including the loss of their freedom.

APPLICATION: God’s Word contains hundreds of wise principles for business. If applied, these principles can bring rivers of peace and waves of righteousness to the workplace, keep companies out of bondage, and set companies free to be “all they can be.”

Just think about the potential impact of millions of Christ-followers in the local, regional, national, and global economy if we allowed God to show us how to be wise and if we obeyed Him on a regular basis! There would be such a tidal wave of genuine, Holy Spirit-led righteousness that revival would break out. Christian employers and employees would be the most sought-after people in the world.

Is this a fantasy? No! It begins with you and me, today. Will we choose to apply Biblical principles in our businesses? Will we obey God? This dream can be fulfilled, one decision at a time.

Joyfully yours,


For Further Exploration

For further exploration about Isaiah 48:17-18 (KJV),read Servant at Work (Isaiah 40ff.) from the Theology of Work Bible Commentary.