Greening the Faith
Spiritual backdrop can provide good business practices during
the green movement. We are merely caretakers and tenants, acting
on behalf of the original maker. Mother Nature forces adherence
with Deuteronomy 8:18 and other scriptures. The entire world is
guilty of eco-sin. The green supply chain is an opportunity to
enjoy creating wealth for ourselves and serve others.
Choosing to recycle empty cans, use compact
fluorescent lighting and adopt similar household lifestyle
underscores a deeper personal commitment. Faith, smaller than a
mustard seed, is a foundational catalyst behind changing our
behavior. Social responsibility to be good stewards of the land
manifests individually first to join a growing movement the world
over. Governments and international business have dramatically
stepped up efforts to preserve what is left of the natural
environment. Only on a personal level, through single relationship
with chosen faith can we hope to acknowledge omnipotence.
Judeo-Christianity provides scriptural support for the
eco-revolution. The Word
grants humanity dominion over the earth in early calendar history.
fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.
Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and
over every living creature that moves on the ground."
We are merely caretakers and tenants, acting on behalf of the
original maker. People once classified as tree huggers and animal
rights activists graciously sacrificed to build
environmentalism. The school of hard knocks has taught
penalties for the gross misdeeds of over use and pollution. Isaiah harkens the final
destruction caused by impending global warming.
“The earth is defiled by its
people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes and
broken the everlasting covenant.
Therefore a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their
guilt. Therefore earth's inhabitants are burned up, and very
few are left.” (NIV)
Recognize the spiritual backdrop for good business practices. A
covenant relationship exits between buyer, seller and the man
upstairs. Financial motivation is the way to abate the staggering
global debt load. Whale oil was the only fuel available for
oil lamps back in the 19th century. Increasing demand drove prices
up and whale populations down. In some respects, the whales have
never fully recovered. Scientists soon discovered they could refine
crude oil into kerosene. Kerosene was cheaper to produce on a mass
scale, so it replaced whale oil as the mainstay fuel for lamps.
Further refinements led to gasoline. The quest for oil soon
developed to power automobiles and everything else. Accumulating
world energy debt in ecological terms continues to generate
tremendous wealth for oil and coal companies. Mother Nature forces
“But remember the LORD your God,
for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth,
and so confirms his covenant, which
he swore to your forefathers, as it is today.” (NIV)
The collective green marketing industry is obliged to offer hope via
urgent corrections. Candidly said, the entire world is guilty of
eco-sin. We have borrowed natural resources for many generations to
come. Sales associates involved with environmental science and
organic products are wise to first make the buy/sell proposition
palatable and then explore the customer’s desire to seek carbon
redemption. Every pound of carbon emissions saved unloads global
debt a little. The green supply chain is an opportunity to enjoy
creating wealth for ourselves and serve others.
“Let no debt remain outstanding,
except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves
his fellowman has fulfilled the law.” (NIV)
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backdrop can provide good business practices during the
green movement. We are merely caretakers and tenants,
acting on behalf of the original maker. Mother Nature
forces adherence with Deuteronomy 8:18 and other
scriptures. The entire world is guilty of eco-sin. The
green supply chain is an opportunity to enjoy creating
wealth for ourselves and serve others. Cart Item GF
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