God Chooses Business People

God called Abraham, one of the most successful businessmen of his day. (Gen. 24:35)

Abraham’s son also prospered in the marketplace. (Gen. 26: 12-14)

Isaac’s son Jacob became wealthy through his business acumen. (Gen. 30:43)

Joseph served God as a grain administrator. (Gen. 41: 37-57)

Moses had a profound encounter with God while at work. (Exod. 3: 1-6.)

Elisha joined God’s activity while plowing a field. (1 Kings 19:19-21)

Amos bred sheep and tended sycamore trees. (Amos 7: 14)

Daniel was a government official. 

Jesus was a carpenter. 

Jesus chose 12 men to follow him that were fishermen and career people.

Joseph of Arimathea was a businessman that approached Pilate for Jesus’ body. (John 19: 38, Mark 15: 42-43)

Lydia was a business person. (Acts 16:14-15)

Aquilla and Priscilla ran a business and helped Paul. (Acts 18: 1-2)

Zacchaeus was a tax collector. (Luke 19: 1-10)

Nehemiah was a cupbearer to the King who led the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls in just 52 days.

Throughout this website, you will see real life modern day examples of God using business people. We pray that you follow these biblical leaders’ example and press forward determined to build the Kingdom of God in the marketplace.

“Throughout history, when God sought to accomplish a great work, He often did it through a businessperson."

-Experiencing God, Henry Blackaby.