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									Adam Smith
 Prior to 1780 … 4/5 of the French expended
         90% of their income on food.

In 1780 … in Germany, fewer than 1000 people
            earned $1000 or more.

1776 … Smith‟s Wealth of Nations published.

       1800-1850 … wages quadrupled.

    1850-1900 … wages quadrupled again.

    19th Century …wages and income had
             increased 16 times!
  Everyone Can Experience Liberty,
    Prosperity, and Generosity by
Implementing Two Gifts of Godonomics:

   The Gift of Work
   The Gift of Profit
     The Gift of Work

 Then the Lord God took
  the man and put him in
the garden of Eden to tend
       and keep it.

     Genesis 2:15 (NKJV)
         Work for God

  And whatever you do, do it
heartily, as to the Lord and not
to men, knowing that from the
   Lord you will receive the
 reward of the inheritance; for
   you serve the Lord Christ.
       Colossians 3:23-24 (NKJV)
 Work for Self-Sufficiency

But let each one examine his
 own work, and then he will
  have rejoicing in himself
  alone, and not in another.
 For each one shall bear his
          own load.
     Galatians 6:4-5 (NKJV)
“It is not from the benevolence
of the butcher, the brewer, or
the baker that we expect our
dinner, but from their regard
to their own self-interest. We
address ourselves, not to their
humanity but to their self-love,
and never talk to them of our
own necessities but of their

                  Adam Smith
We did not eat anyone‟s bread free of
 charge, but worked with labor and
toil night and day, that we might not
    be a burden to any of you, not
  because we do not have authority,
but to make ourselves an example of
 how you should follow us. For even
     when we were with you, we
 commanded you this: If anyone will
   not work, neither shall he eat.

    2 Thessalonians 3:7-12 (NKJV)
 For we hear that there are some
      who walk among you in a
disorderly manner, not working at
all, but are busybodies. Now those
  who are such we command and
  exhort through our Lord Jesus
Christ that they work in quietness
      and eat their own bread.

   2 Thessalonians 3:7-12 (NKJV)
  Everyone Can Experience Liberty,
    Prosperity, and Generosity by
Implementing Two Gifts of Godonomics:

   The Gift of Work
   The Gift of Profit
Producing               Saving


She considers a field and buys it;
   from her profits she plants a
vineyard… She perceives that her
  merchandise is good, and her
 lamp does not go out by night…
  And does not eat the bread of
 idleness. She extends her hand
 to the poor, yes, she reaches out
her hands to the needy. Give her
     of the fruit of her hands.
      Proverbs 31:16-31 (NKJV)
  “But his lord answered and said to
him, „You wicked and lazy servant, you
  knew that I reap where I have not
  sown, and gather where I have not
 scattered seed. So you ought to have
deposited my money with the bankers,
    and at my coming I would have
 received back my own with interest.
   So take the talent from him, and
  give it to him who has ten talents.”

       Matthew 25:26-28 (NKJV)
Treat People Fairly,
    Not Equally
“The natural effort of every individual
to better his own condition … is so
powerful a principle, that it is alone
capable of carrying on the society to
wealth and prosperity… surmounting
a hundred obstructions with which the
folly of human laws too often
encumbers its operations. The drive
for greater government regulation is
the drive toward increased poverty,
unemployment and the loss of liberty.”

                            Adam Smith
1. Serve, not “use”, my employees
   by paying them fairly. (Matt. 20:26)
2. Hold my employees
   accountable. (Matthew 16:27)
3. Pay my employees fairly and
   promptly. (Malachi 3:5; Deuter. 24:14-15)
4. Work like God is your boss.
  (Colossians 3:23-24)
1. Work hard and diligently.
   (Ecclesiastes 9:10)

2. Work honestly by not
   cheating your boss. (Daniel 6:4)
3. Don‟t be lazy. (2 Thess. 3:10)
4. Work like God is your boss.
   (Colossians 3:23-24)

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