The Bible tells us how to add value in the workplace, in the home, and in any situation. We add value by working on things that are good. Good things are products and services someone needs at a fair marketplace. Good things should also line up with the word of God. By a Christian being pure and holy, he will be assured of working on good things that are of value to man as well as God. See below for more commentary and scriptures on how to add value.
How to Add Value.
We add value by working on things that are good. The word “good” has many definitions to include: morally excellent, high quality, right, proper, worthy, genuine, and so on. All of these definitions do well in describes the excellence of the things that should be the output of our labor. Ephesians 4:28 provides advice on how to add value.
Ephesians 4:28, “Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.”
Rightly Measure the Value You Add.
The idea of “Value” is a very important concept in the Bible. There are many examples in the Bible where it tells us how to add value in relationships and business transactions. One example is the concept of providing fair market value at a fair price. Proverbs 16:11 says, “A just weight and balance are the Lord’s …”. Proverbs 16:11 advises us on the importance of rightly measuring the value we provide.
Proverbs 16:11, “A just weight and balance are the LORD’s: all the weights of the bag are his work.”
Stay Pure and Your Work Will Be Right.
The Bible tells us how to add value and how not to add value in any situation. Proverbs 21:8 says, “The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right”. This scripture is telling us that if we live a life of purity that is pleasing to God, we will add value and our works will be right. Proverbs 21:8 advises us on the importance of staying pure in what ever we do.
Proverbs 21:8, “The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.
Do Not Misapply the Golden Rule.
The Bible tells us how to add value in any situation by following the Golden Rule (Luke 6:31, “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise”). What we need to watch out after is that we do not misapply the Golden Rule. It is easy to get caught up in an “eye for eye” (Exodus 21:24) situation. Proverbs 24:29 advises us on the importance of correctly applying the Golden Rule.
Proverbs 24:29, “Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.”
Good Works By Being Good Stewards
All of us are given gifts and talents from God. God expects us to be good stewards and do good works (add value) with the resources that He has provided us. 1st Peter 4:10 advises us to use our gifts as good stewards.
1st Peter 4:10, “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”