Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year, New Start: Art and Business Advice from the Bible

I couldn't think of a better way to start off 2016 than by putting all my cares/worries/ideas in God's hands and reflecting on His advice for us.  Here are a number of Biblical passages helpful for Artists and business people, hope you find it inspiring as we ring in the New Year!

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My son, pay attention to what I say;

listen closely to my words.

Do not let them out of your sight,

keep them within your heart.

Proverbs 4:20&21

Pay careful attention to your own work for then you

will get the satisfaction of a job well done and you

won't need to compare yourself to anyone else.

Galatians 6:4

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you

were working for the Lord rather than for people.

Colossians 3:23

Whatever your hand finds to do,

do it with all your might...

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whoever watches the wind will not plant;

whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.

Ecclesiastes 11:4

...You do not have

because you do not ask God.

When you ask, you do not receive,

because you ask with wrong motives,

that you may spend what you get on your


James 4:3

Trust in the Lord with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways acknowledge him,

and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5&6

Lazy hands make a man poor,

but diligent hands bring wealth.

Proverbs 10:4

He who works his land will have abundant food,

but he who chases fantasies lacks judgement.

Proverbs 12:11

A heart at peace gives life to the body,

but envy rots the bones.

Proverbs 14:21

Better a little with the fear of the Lord

than great wealth with turmoil.

Proverbs 15:16

It is not good to have zeal without knowledge,

nor to be hasty and miss the way.

Proverbs 19:2

A wise man fears the Lord and shuns evil...

Proverbs 14:16

Many are the plans in a man's heart,

but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.

Proverbs 19:21

A man's own folly ruins his life,

yet his heart rages against the Lord.

Proverbs 19:3

Listen to advice and accept instruction,

and in the end you will be wise.

Proverbs 19:20

There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan

that can succeed against the Lord.

Proverbs 21:30

A man can do nothing better than to eat,

drink, and find satisfaction in his work.

This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for

without him, who can eat or find enjoyment?

Ecclesiastes 2:24&25

So I saw that there is nothing better for a man

than to enjoy his work, because that is his lot.

Ecclesiastes 3:22

If God is for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:31

Commit to the Lord whatever you do,

and your plans will succeed.

Proverbs 16:3

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Hope these verses are encouraging to my fellow Christian artists
as you seek to bring Him glory in all you do!

Here's to lots of new art in 2016!!!

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