Bible Character in Concert Paper
Ruth and Esther
Business from a Christian Worldview
Professor: Sharon Johnson
April 10, 2010
This bible characters in concert paper will reflect six similar characteristics of Ruth and Esther as it pertains to a Christian worldview of business. The characteristics that will be discussed are humility, loyalty, integrity, listening, obedience and courage. Ester and Ruth are inspiring women of the bible that have sparked the development of many sermons and biblical literature. Many Christians apply the biblical principle taught in the book of Ester and Ruth to their lives. There are also biblical principles from a Christian worldview that can be applied to the workplace such as mention above. This paper will compare these principles in the lives of Ruth and Ester.
The Lord requires humility from His children. The bible states, “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” (Micah 6:8). Ruth and Esther exhibited humility as they walked out their divine destiny in biblical days. Their willingness to humble themselves to the authority of their superiors and the will of God for their lives brought blessings to many.
Ruth and Esther were loyal to the call on their lives even if it meant death or isolation. The tremendous amount of strength and loyalty exhibited by these two women has resulted in the salvation of a nation of people. Their loyalty was also reward by God with tremendous blessings on their lives. Ruth and Esther’s loyalty can be an example of good work ethics to many Christians in today’s workplace.
Integrity is also a requirement of God for His people. The bible states, “In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,”1 (Titus 2:8). Ruth and... [continues]
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