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MBA 658 Managerial Economics Belhaven University Unit 2 Christian Worldview Application 1 Matthew 17:17 -20 Joshua 24:14 -15 Daniel 3:16 -18 2 Biblical Foundations Matthew 17:17 -20 17 Jesus said: “You faithless and corrupt people! How long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me .” 18 Then Jesus rebuked the demon in the boy, and it left him. From that moment the boy was well . 19 Afterward the disciples asked Jesus privately, “ Why couldn’t we cast out that demon ?” 20 “You don’t have enough faith, “Jesus told them . “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain “Move from here to there”, and it would move. Nothing would be impossible. 3 Christian Worldview Touchpoint Faith is essential to decision making. In business we have to make assumptions, set priorities, and make decisions. As Christians we should have faith that God has a plan and that nothing is impossible. 4 Christian Worldview Touchpoint, cont. Joshua 24:14 -15 14 “ So fear the Lord and serve him wholeheartedly . Put away forever the idols your ancestors worshipped when they lived beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord alone . 15 But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates ? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord” 5 Christian Worldview Touchpoint, cont. Life is about making choices based on opportunity cost. Christians have faith in God to guide their behavior and their treatment of others …….“we will serve the Lord”. 6 Christian Worldview Touchpoint, cont. Daniel 3:16 -18 16 Shadrach , Meshach, and Abednego replied: “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. 18 But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.” 7 Christian Worldview Touchpoint, cont. Christian Worldview Touchpoint, cont.
The power of faith is shown in the case of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego as they were thrown into the fiery furnace. They followed their faith in spite of challenges – and they were not harmed by the fire.