May 29, 2019 –
Among some of the best books for success for 2019, The Balance Careers Company list: “What Color Is Your Parachute?” “The Young Woman’s Guide to Career Success.” “Presence” “Do What You Are” “Get A Life, Not a Job.” These books offer advice for career success.
The all-time bestselling book, The Bible, is the best book for spiritual and personal success. In chapter 20 of Exodus, God gave Moses the Ten Commandments for success:
“You shall have no other gods before Me.” (v. 20:3)
“You shall not make for yourself a carved image…” (V. 4)
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain…” (v. 7)
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.” (v. 8)
“Honor your father and your mother…” (v. 12)
“You shall not murder.” (v. 13)
“You shall not commit adultery.” (v. 14)
“You shall not steal.” (v. 15)
“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” (v. 16)
You shall not covet… anything that is your neighbor’s.” (v. 16)
The Old Testament prophet Micah offers God’s 3 guiding principles for success. He writes, “Mankind, He has told you what is good and what it is the Lord requires of you to act justly,
to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8, HCSB)
- Act justly
- Love faithfulness
- Walk humbly with your God
Two thousand years ago, Jesus gave the two essential keys for career success.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other command greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31, HCSB)
- Love God
- Love your neighbor
The apostle Paul, writing to the church at Thessalonica, focuses on THE KEY to success when he says, “May the Lord direct your hearts to God’s love and Christ’s endurance.” (2 Thess.3:5, HCSB). We ensure success when we step on the first rung: LOVE (God-like love (agape) then, move to the second step, love God and your neighbor, and so on, always climbing higher.