ENTREPRENEURSHIP, THE KEY TO OVERCOME POVERTY IN THE BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
Text :Genesis 1: 10, 12, 18, 21, 25, 31;Genesis 2,15; Proverbs 6, 6-11
1. God created us with a plan of happiness
At all steps of the creation work, God found that all is good: Verses 10, 12, 18, 21, 25
God created the man after having prepared all the required conditions for a better life
At the end of the work of creation, God found everything « very good » Genesis 1,31
2. God has created us to be entrepreneurs for the multiplication of resources for our survival from generation to generations.
Two responsibilities for us from God
Cultivate: human beings should ensure the multiplication of resources to keep the balance between population growth and livelihood resources.
Keep and maintain : God expects from us human beings a responsible behavior to maintain all that he has created in a very good state as at the time of the end of the creation when he said “Very Good”
3.What we should do
It doesn’t matter whether we are employed or not, make sure we are cultivating/multiplying the resources through Income generating activities starting by farming.
No excuse for those who are jobless: start with a small garden , feed ourselves and sell the remaining food to the market.
For those willing to start a business: sell a precious belonging (Mobile phone, Nice clothe or shoes, jewelry… ) and start a Income Generating Activity.
Don’t be ashamed to start a business neglected by the mass but which can help you fighting poverty.
Once we are blessed, make sure we are fighting poverty around us.
Pay the tithe of the net profit of our business once we have braked the event.