David Green, the founder of Hobby Lobby credits his extraordinary business success by applying the Biblical scriptures into his business ethics. Starting from humble beginnings, he started selling photo frames and with the help of his wife managed to build the world’s largest retail arts and craft store in America with revenues of U.S $3.3 billion in 2013.
In this video Mr. Green explains how obeying the principles of the Bible will guarantee success, from paying tithes, being diligent and propagating the gospel. It’s also essential to know that you must cultivate a phenomenal work ethic for God to bless your work, Deuteronomy 28:12 describes this best “The LORD will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all work of your hand; and you shall lend to many nations, but shall not borrow. This scripture illustrates that you must be working on something for God to bless it. In Mr. Green’s biography “More Than a Hobby” reveals his work ethic in detail from him providing over 100,000 products to making it a rule that his branch managers can’t spend more than 30 minutes on paper work.
Relevant Bible scriptures:
Deuteronomy 28:13 – The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.
Ecclesiastes 11:6 – Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.
Colossians 3:23 – Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.
Genesis 11:6 – The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.
Malachi 3: 10 – Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
Proverbs 21:17 – Whoever loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich.