Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Christian Pay Ethic

Scripture says when you hire someone, you should pay them properly.

Lev 19:13 “You shall not cheat your neighbor, nor rob him. The wages of him who is hired shall not remain with you all night until morning.” Pay when pay is due. Don’t withhold. Workman is worthy of his due.

Deut. 24:14 & 15 “You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy,……Each day you shall give him his wages, and not let the sun go down on it,…”

Deut. 15:12-15 “If your brother is sold to you, ….in the seventh year you shall let him go free….. you shall not let him go away empty-handed; you shall supply him liberally….” God took care of them, now God was going to take care of these people through them.

Mal. 3:5 “And I will come near you for judgment,….against those who exploit wage earners….” Express God’s love and generosity by dealing well with laborers

I Cor. 9:9 & 10 “For it is written……”You shall not muzzle the ox while it reads out the grain.” ….he who plows should plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should partaker of his hope.” Moral principle: if you are benefiting from other’s labor, they should share in the benefiting.

The world says: Love things and use people to gain those things.

Christian philosophy says; love people and use things to help them.

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