God gave Joseph a dream that he would be exalted above his family. His brothers found it so preposterous and infuriating they threw him in a dry well. How did his calling turn out?

Who was the greatest financier in the Bible? Noah – he floated all his stock while the whole world was in liquidation. Let’s look more closely at what he was called to do.

Who better to voice a comment on calling than the first couple, whose stewardship straddled the unspoiled garden and then the marred state of creation after the Fall. Let’s take a look over their shoulders….

It is a hallmark of our faith that we serve and exercise responsibility. But there are thousands of professions, millions of needs and billions of people. How do we know where to go and what to do?

When life is busy and the pressure unrelenting, what do you do to find equanimity? I look for a quiet place – and I get out my laptop to journal and order my thoughts. Jesus modeled a different approach.

God is real and at work, right? Let’s seek to be liberated and empowered to exercise faith and influence in life – and especially in the workplace. What, by the way, does a fig tree have to do with it?

If you have read the previous nineteen posts, you have joined me in contemplating how the Promise speaks to us today. Here are some of my primary takeaways.

We started this series on Abraham to grapple with the basis for and application of Business as Mission. After eighteen installments of the unfolding of the Promise, what conclusions can we draw?

God granted his promise to Abraham progressively over thirty-five or more years. When the blessing was fully unveiled, what was the complete picture?

As silver in a crucible and gold in a pan, so our lives are assayed by God. (Prov 17:3, The Message) The point of smelting precious metals is to refine them, not to reject them.