Righteousness at Work

Josh Wanner40DOW

Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.

Proverbs 11:28 (NIV)

Let’s see how wisdom relates to righteousness and work by looking at some of the great leaders in the Old Testament.

Abraham, the father of God’s chosen nation, was called righteous because of his faith. Solomon, in humble faith, became one of the greatest leaders of God’s people because of his prayer for wisdom in 1 Kings 3:9:

“So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”

Sean Kouplen, CEO of Regent Bank, started an organization called “Faith in Business”, and co-authored a book called “94X: Everything Changes When You Bring God into Your Business.” The goal of the 94X movement is to promote righteousness through faith in the workplace. The idea of the 94X movement stems from calculating how many hours an employer spends with their employees verses the number of hours one spends in church. The point is that business owners and executives are uniquely positioned to bring God’s love into their workplace.

Through the practice of loving neighbor as self and understanding that we are all loved by God, they can create a compassionate workforce, which creates loving individuals who care for one another and their families. This movement has led to workplace Bible studies, prayer circles, charitable giving, and help-ing the poor.

There is no limit to God’s righteousness when God’s wisdom is applied in the workplace through faith. Amen!


Heavenly Father, recreator of all things, help us to be curious and not judgmental in our day-to-day relationships with people. Grant us faith, wisdom, and right practice, as Your Son taught us.

Daily Reading: Proverbs 11

– Contributed by Conrad Griggs