I met with a business owner a few years ago. We were talking about a salesman whom we’d both interviewed. “He wears his faith on his sleeve,” he said about the salesman. I took that as a negative.
I remembered the salesman talked about the Lord more than most people in such settings. But he wasn’t out of line – at least not for my taste.
Today I was at a meeting where another business man was telling the story of starting his business for a group of entrepreneurs. At first it was all business. But as he continued, he talked about principles that line up with the bible. I was thinking he might be a believer. Then he started talking about how blessed he was. Eventually he came right out and said that He owes his success to God.
I found it encouraging that he spoke so freely in front of a secular group. Is it possible that someone may have been offended? I guess so, if someone was looking to be offended.
Wearing his faith on his sleeve?
These two men shared their faith in business settings in different ways. One was a little more outspoken. The other was more subtle but still made his point.
In Matthew 5:16 our Lord said, “Let your light so shine that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is on heaven.” That is to shine like a lamp on a lamp stand or like a city on a hill.
The goal is to bring glory to God, not ourselves.