The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People

2066 WordsJun 19, 20179 Pages
In this essay, I write what I learned from the reading of Business Through the Eyes of Faith by Richard C. Chewning, John W. Eby, and Shirley J. Roels. The book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. I will also use The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Workbook, by Covey, The 16 personality types: Descriptions for self-discovery by Berens, L. V., & Nardi, D., Myers-Briggs type indicator (Form M) by Briggs, K. C., & Myers, I. B., and finally the Learning style inventory (Version 3.1) by Kolb, D. A. by using these books and personally evaluations. I will answer the following questions. What is the biblical basis? What is the biblical view on work? What right do we have to control material things? How does time…show more content…
Chewning, Eby, & Roels state in their book Business Through the Eyes of Faith, “Business is, after all, and institutionalization of God’s intention for us to work and serve each other” they go on to say, “It affords us opportunities to plan, organize, lead, follow, and develop skills in a number of areas – all mirroring godly qualities.” (p 7) To be redemptive agents of God, bring the message of salvation. Which has been offered to us, by the life, death and resurrection of God’s beloved and only son Jesus Christ. A biblical view of work and vocation The Bible affirms in Genesis 20:9 “Six days you shall labor and do all your work.” (NIV) We are to work with all of heart, put everything into it for we are not working for ourselves or others. We are working for God. Just look at Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work at with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not human masters.” (NIV) The Bible is full of commands for us to work. Found in Proverbs 14:23, “All hard work leads to profit, but mere talk leads to poverty.” (NIV) Also found in Proverbs 28:19, “Those who work their land will have an abundant food, but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty.” (NIV) We are to use our work and business to honor God. Work and working is an important and vital part of being human. The word “work” or “working” appears five hundred and fifty-five times in the NIV Bible. That just goes to
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