Publicly traded corporations are usually focused on their responsibility to their shareholders, and their CEOs are often compensated in alignment with improving shareholder returns. But rarely do they consider another obligation they have – to God.
We have so compartmentalized the business world from our faith that we have forgotten that God’s Word says that God owns everything, including publicly traded corporations. In Malachi 3 God said, “Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, ‘How have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings.”
Imagine the impact Corporate America could have socially and spiritually if they gave as generously as God demanded of Israel. It’s time for a new paradigm in corporate America. Christian shareholders should begin encouraging the corporations they invest in to move towards being more generous.