The Lord God has given us a huge opportunity in allowing us to purchase R&R Specialties, Inc. We give him all the praise for this and believe that the business is truly God’s and that we have been entrusted to serve Him through it. To be good stewards for Him.
That being said, I will share a few principles by which we try to apply in running our business. These principles are based on the Bible and those references are cited.
Yes, we do have to run the business to make our living, but just maybe I can be used of the Lord to accomplish His will here and now in this business.
Just maybe that is why you are here reading this right now!
Wealth and material things obtained in your lifetime on this earth really don’t amount to much and as the old saying goes, “you can’t take it with you”. In the Bible, Job said it like this; “…Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return…” Job 1:21.
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth…” Matthew 6:19, 20
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Mark 8:36
Life is but a vapor James 4:14
“He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver…” Ecclesiastes 5:10
“…for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Galatians 6:7
“…Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” Matthew 19:19
Last but most important! Share the truth of the Gospel with others.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
I do not do or say anything here to offend anyone but I look at it kind of like this; if I knew that someone was sailing down a river, headed for a deadly waterfall, I would hope that I would do everything I could to keep them from going over! That is all I am saying here. I think we are all headed over the waterfall, but anyone can be saved from it.
In the Bible a man asks the question; “what must I do to be saved?” And the answer returned is: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” Acts 16:30, 31
Here are just a few Scripture verses that lay out God’s simple plan for salvation;
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” (That includes you and me, the result being, that if we are not perfect, just as God is perfect, we are not fit to be with Him!)
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (We all realize that we are going to die one day, the question is, where will you then spend eternity? Will you be fit to live with God in heaven or not? The alternative is Hell!)
Hebrews 9:22 “…and without the shedding of blood is no remission.” (Remission of our sins means that remittance has been made, that they have been paid for!)
Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
(His blood was shed for you and me!)
Romans 10:9, 10 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
The Bible gives an account of a man who is doing just that, calling upon the Lord for mercy, knowing that he is undeserving, yet crying out in faith. Here is what the scripture says:
Luke 18:13,14 “And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified.”
Romans 5:1 “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:” (being justified, we can now be fit for spending eternity with God!)
Our prayer is that someone looking for auto parts might find so much more by finding the Saviour, Jesus Christ and receiving eternal life.
May God bless you!
Philip and Andrea Bowling