This is why Christian nations have been historically more free and prosperous than other nations.
The more closely an individual, business or nation follows these principles, the more blessings of prosperity and freedom they will have.
- Be a generous giver. Give first out of a genuine heart of concern to contribute the value someone else needs up front.
- Deal in 100% integrity. Do what you say and what is right even if it means you will suffer personal loss.
Work together in unity and collaboration with others that have a common vision and not alone.
- Never try to cover up your failures or faults, especially from those your faults and failures affect the most. Own up to them and make amends.
- Over deliver. Always try to go above and beyond the expectations others may have by giving personal care and extraordinary value.
- Help those that can’t help themselves. Be willing to invest in the lives of others knowing that it is God that will cause an increase back to you.
- Lead first by example and then by instruction and precept. Walk the walk that you expect others to walk and show the way by your own actions.
- Never try to manipulate, intimidate, coheres or force anyone to act against their own conscience. If you cause someone to stumble, you will suffer too.
- Be quick to forgive those that admit their failure and have no ability to repay or make restitution for their error.
- Never use deception, subterfuge, or any other form of corruption in your business or personal life.
- Don’t take what belongs to another without proper and agreed upon compensation. Even taking undue advantage of a bad situation is evil.
- Never condemn someone in judgment unless you have made sure that you are also guiltless of any potential condemnation.
- Let others praise you and your work rather than to praise yourself. It means little or less than nothing when someone boasts in themselves.
- Don’t ever run others down in the attempt to build yourself up. It rarely works. And when you do it, you set yourself up for a fall.
- When someone falsely maligns you, try to find a creative way to bless them. It could turn a rival into an ally.
- Always use accurate scales and measurements without trying to fudge to your own advantage. Remember, God is always watching.
- Respect old boundaries marked out from times past. They were put there for reasons you may not understand or have knowledge of.
- Don’t contradict the laws of nature set up by divine order. Our natural creation is a visible reflection of the invisible God.
- Honor properly established authority and pray for their good and just administration of the affairs of men so we might live our lives in peace.
- Avoid usury or interest for debt. It could become a curse and lead to the bondage of slavery or forced servitude.
- Debt, bondage, slavery, and sin are never supposed to be a permanent condition. If this seems to be the case, it’s a sign or symptom of being cursed. Pray that God will grant repentance and send a kinsman redeemer.
- Give of your first gains in gratefulness to God’s blessings. Giving begins with honor and respect for where our blessings come.
Notice that these principles begin and end with giving. That’s because giving is the key principle that unlocks all the first blessings of prosperity and freedom.
Giving also presupposes being in a position to be a blessing. And in order to be blessed, you need to be a blessing to others. And being in a position of blessing is not something that can be faked. It’s no surprise that this conundrum is called a catch 22.
So if you truly desire to become a blessing to others, pray that God will make a way. Some things just require divine intervention. To start, be thankful that someone blessed you with this truth. And to be a blessing, turn around and give this gift away to someone you know that could use it.
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