In Colossians 2:6 it says, When you receive Christ as your Savior, remember to live your lives as He lived His,grounded and made up in Him, fortified in faith as you were taught, and brimming with thanksgiving. But we are forgetting the footsteps of Christ in the marketplace of today. |
What is Missing?
How can we be reminded to do that daily? How can this be done in the marketplace of ideals, wheeling and dealing and areas where currently we see everything but faith in Christ?
Principals and Standards
Those of us who are Christians must remember that we need to always practice biblical principal and standards in everything we do – opportunities as well as the directing of our decisions. This also has to be done in the marketplace– whether it is the marketplace of ideas or the marketplace where goods and services are sold. Christ walks with us and we must live our life as He lived his and our companies must make decisions using his principals.
But not just in the marketplace or at work but also in other areas such as the fastest trends that are “in vogue” – which includes the clothes we wear, the homes we live in, the cars we drive – are we making the decisions as Christ would? Often the wisdom of the world is so appealing and promising with what many believe are great things – great riches but in the entire scheme of things it usually only delivers disappointment and burden. But how rich are the outcomes when we use Christ’s teaching about wisdom and truth as found in His Word? How rich is our world when we are witnessing and sharing or guiding life by His principals?
The Less Among Us
Our world cannot survive when we function on ideas that do not take into consideration those who have little. Christ taught that we must take care of those among us who cannot take care of themselves; the babies, the ill, and the elderly and yet that is exactly what our world is currently doing – not caring for the less among us. We are forgetting to walk in Christ’s footsteps.
Current Market Place
Look at the current marketplace –many feel that the economy today has failed and are questioning if our free market system is still the structure for offering opportunity to prosper. These are the people who are thinking only of themselves and not others. For them the market place will fail. As a Kenyon statement already pointed out the failure is not in the market but rests on spiritual factors that are revealed to us by God’s Word – walking in Christ’s footsteps. This market and our world are working exactly as the Word of God said it would. We reap according with how and what we sow. We fail as a people when we don’t take care of the world we live in or the people who can’t take care of themselves. When we sow in the way of God’s Word, we will reap life and an abundant harvest.
Somewhere in the last 2013 years we have forgotten this and we have forgotten to walk with Christ especially in our marketplaces of today. Colossians 2:6, As you receive Jesus as the Lord, so walk in him. Colossians 2:6 Footsteps of Christ who came to bring us life so that we may have it more abundantly.
This article goes into Biblical principles that Christ taught us to live by so that we might have life and have it more abundantly. But we are not walking in Christ footsteps when we forget to take care of others as well as our planet. We are forgetting Colossians 2:6, The Footsteps of Christ.
This articles talks about not walking in the Footsteps of Christ and how this is damaging our world and market places. We are forgetting the Biblical principles we were taught to live by.
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