Deuteronomy 25:16 Will You Be Found Dishonest?

For the Lord your God detests anyone who does these things, anyone who deals dishonestly. Deuteronomy 25:16

Very few people like someone who is dishonest, yet many people are dishonest in many ways. Dishonesty can often be seen in business practices at a corporate level and in the workplace among the workers.

Although there are many rules against dishonesty in businesses and the workplace, it still occurs on a regular basis. People may not like dishonesty, but they will watch movies that promote it as being funny and good and then often do it themselves in various ways.

Moses told the people not to have differing weights because God detests those who deal dishonestly.

During the Biblical times using weights to measure the gold or silver was the way to determine the price of something. It was common for some business people to have two different weights, one light and one heavy, to be used to make more money.

Although using weights is no longer common, there are many other ways that businesses and people are dishonest.

Claiming something to be more than what it is, is probably the most common form of dishonesty. Treating people differently, while claiming to be fair to all is another common form of dishonesty. Stating that one has worked a full day, while having had sat around much of it is dishonest.

Many times, believers will treat people poorly in the church who do not look or act like them. Ministers will treat those who give generously better than those who do not give as much. God will detest those who act in this way.

Believers are to be honest in all that they say and do. Just as God treats everyone the same way by one standard, so believers must treat others the same.

As a believer you are not to have differing measures or weights. You are to treat everyone the same. This needs to happen whether you are a businessman or not.

How you treat co-workers, family members, neighbors, friends will reveal how honest you are. Do not cheat anyone out of anything for personal gain. Although others may not see it, God does and will detest you for it.

Speak and act in truth in everything that you say and do. It reveals who God is in you and builds your testimony of God’s work in you.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that God will reveal areas you may be dishonest in; that God will guide you in treating everyone honestly; and that God will never have to detest you because of your actions.

Deuteronomy 24:14 Don’t Take Advantage Of The Poor

Do not take advantage of a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether that work is a fellow Israelite or a foreigner residing in one of your towns. Deuteronomy 24:14

Every nation and town has people who are poor but are willing to work hard for money to meet their needs. Alongside those poor are many wealthy people who hire the poor to do their work.

Very often the poor are hired at a very low minimum wage to do the work needed rather than pay them what they are worth. They are being taken advantaged of their difficult situation.

Moses told the people to not take advantage of the hired worker who is poor regardless of whether he is a native Israelite or a foreigner.

Most people would never admit that they take advantage of someone who is poor or in need, yet it occurs on a regular basis nearly every place a person goes. Sadly this occurs on a regular basis by believers.

Christians are often known as the worst tippers in restaurants on Sundays. The waitress is a ‘hired’ worker to serve the table, yet the believer does not tip or gives a very small one. Others will hire a person to do yard work but pay very little.

Believers are forgetting how generous God is with them and how God is meeting all of their own needs. Without Jesus a person is poor and needy, heading to hell and unable to change the situation on his own. God sent His son Jesus to give His life so that a person may have an abundant fulfilled life.

In the same way it is through a believer in which God works to meet the needs of others whether financially or emotionally.

Believers need to be a blessing to the poor, not taking advantage of them as the world does.

You may or may not directly hire a person to do work for you, but there are times people do work for you as with the case of a waitress. Do not take advantage of the poor person but be generous and pay them what he is truly worth.

Think about how you would want to be treated if you were in their shoes. The world, in its greed, will take advantage of the poor. You must be separate and different from the world and be like Jesus blessing the poor.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that God will reveal how you may take advantage of the poor; that God will show you how you can bless the needy; and that you will trust God for your needs.