God-given Mission

Have you ever thought about a God-given Mission Statement for your business? What does the Bible say about a business mission? I thought it might be interesting to check it out. The Internet has many sources and examples of biblical business Mission Statements.

One possible Mission Statement of Jesus Christ is stated in Matthew 20:28 (KJV), “Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Christ spent every day on earth teaching, healing, praying, serving, giving to the individuals he encountered and ultimately gave his life that all mankind might be saved and have eternal life.

That Mission Statement is in the present and packs intense passion. There are no fancy words, no pomp and circumstance, just simply stated. His mission was to serve and die for mankind! In another passage we can discern a Mission Statement for mankind. Mark 12:28-34 (KJV) “And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.”

Here is another Mission Statement that packs a punch and demonstrates passion. Man’s Mission, per scripture, is to Love the Lord our God with every ounce of your being and love your neighbors in the same way.

Have you examined your business’s Mission Statement from God’s perspective? Does it deliver a punch and demonstrate passion? Why not?