Can you be a person of integrity and a successful business person at the same time? A Christian should be. Christians are to demonstrate how God would negotiate a deal, try a case, diagnose an illness, teach a class, or build a building. Joseph is a perfect example—he demonstrated integrity in every aspect of his life. And by observing his business life, we’ll learn how to order our priorities and test our motives.
But too often Christians don’t demonstrate integrity to the world. The world doesn’t judge our integrity on Sunday morning. The world judges our integrity by the way we live on Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday…God measures our integrity quotient every day of the week. If you need a standard by which to gauge your own business integrity, Joseph is a perfect candidate. Looking closely into his business life, we’ll see why Pharaoh promoted him to prime minister.