In the New Testament we find biblical ethics that make it easier to prosper in business and commerce. Where the Ten Commandments said, “Thou shalt not lie”; the New Testament took this honesty a step further when Jesus presented the golden rule in Luke 6:31, “Do to others, as you would have them do to you.” Honest business dealings will cause you to prosper. Dishonest business dealings will cause you to go out of business.
In a relatively free economy, the main way to get wealthy is to produce something that people value. A good example would be the Microsoft’s computer software that changed the world and made it easier for a lot of people to do their jobs and live. Producing something people value and are willing to pay for has been a basic economic insight at least since Adam Smith’s “The Wealth of Nations,” was published in 1776. Wealth is one of the main rewards for productive work.
Lets say a business owner is selling a desirable product to an individual at a certain price. If the product does not deliver as advertised, the purchasing individual will not buy the product again; and they will tell all their acquaintances to not buy this product from the business owner. If the purchaser finds the same product at a better price elsewhere, they will not purchase it again from this business owner. And they will tell their acquaintances to buy this product at the place it is available for a cheaper price. But if the product delivers and the price is fair, this purchasing person will buy more from the business owner and tell their relationships to do the same.
Jesus stating of the Golden Rule works for all of life. But is it especially helpful in business and commerce. Biblical ethics lead to prosperity.