Christians in the marketplace face more pressure than normal people. They have to stick to their Christian faith and maintain good relationships with their colleagues. When two things are in conflict, one is in a dilemma.
Choosing faith in the first place, a believer may lose his job and become a weird man in the eyes of his co-workers. If he places work first, this may go against biblical teachings. Then what should he do?
The article offers ten Bible passages that may help Christians work with wisdom.
Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.
Luke 16:10 "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much."
Colossians 4:5-6 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
1 Samuel 12:23 As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you. And I will teach you the way that is good and right.
2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
1 Thessalonians 5:15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.
James 4:11 Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.
Matthew 6:26-27 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
Philippians 2:13 For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
- Translated by Karen Luo