"As each one has recieved a gift, minister unto one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God." 1 Peter 4:10
"The great advances of civilization....were the product of individual genius, of strongly held minority views, of a social climate permitting variety and diversity." Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom, 1962 (p. 3/4)
"Profit comes from serving another one of God's creatures." Rabbi Daniel Lapin
1 Peter 4:10 is one of the most important passages in the Bible; in twenty-one words, it outlines the case for free enterprise.
God endows every person with unique gifts. Each of us are good at some things, while others are good at others. Through Peter, God instructs us to exchange those gifts in a spirit of mutual service.
Mutual service is the essence of free enterprise. We meet someone else's needs, who then reward us with the fruits of their own labor. This bottom up system works as long as the state doesn't try to manipulate things from the top down.
The Nelson study Bible states:
4:10 Every believer is gifted to serve. Stewards are managers or trustees who will be held accountable for using their gift in the best interest of the One who gave it to them.Service leads to good stewardship.
Economic interaction is a form of ministry. The economic realm is an earthly illustration of meeting each others needs. Humans shouldn't mess with that outline.
And that's why 1 Peter 4:10 is one of the most important passages in the Bible.