Dear Customers and Friends:
I firmly believe businesses built on Christian ethics and integrity are the most successful.

That’s why we have focused so many of our monthly Faith Over Fear messages this year on business lessons straight out of the Bible. In fact, you can bookmark the book of Psalms as offering some of the best business advice anywhere.

The 15th chapter of Psalms is a good example. Here is how I would interpret the first five verses (see full text at bottom) in the context of today’s business world:
• Stay focused on doing the right thing in your daily business decisions.
• Always tell the truth.
• Don’t lie or say bad things about your co-workers.
• Steer clear of corrupt dealings, reserving your highest respect for those who are honorable and ethical.
• Stay true to your word and personal integrity – even if it hurts you.
• Give back to those less fortunate than you.
• Be honest in your financial transactions and never be tempted by a bribe or other corruption.
• Offer goods and services that genuinely benefit your customers in a fair and honest manner.
• Life and business are an echo – What you send out, comes back. So, give goodness.

Some may argue that you should put profits first – before playing nice. I disagree. You’ll never be truly blessed without putting integrity first in your business, even if it hurts you sometimes.
It says so right here in Psalms 34:19: “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”

Working with integrity may or may not make you rich and successful on this earth. But it doesn’t really matter, because in God’s eyes, integrity is its own reward.

Blessed to be a Blessing,
Greg Syfan
President, Syfan Logistics

“LORD, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain? The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others; who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the LORD; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind; who lends money to the poor without interest; who does not accept a bribe against the innocent. Whoever does these things will never be shaken.”

– Psalms 15:1-5