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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS

PAY THEM WHAT THEY ARE WORTH

JAMES 5:4

4Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.


5: 4   If we are not the wealthy oppressors, are we to stand idly by? If we are members of a society where oppression is widely practiced, we may also fall under God’s judgment, even if we are not personally treating others unjustly. James makes it clear that believers need to be a force that combats oppression and treats people who are poor with respect, no matter how much money we have (2: 1-7). Allegiance to Christ ought to make a difference in the way we help anyone who is powerless to help and protect themselves, whether the poor and unemployed in our communities or refugees and immigrants arriving from foreign countries. Following Jesus calls us to live generous lives.

Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible


Do we at anytime take advantage of someone who is working for us and not pay them what the fair wages are? Like paying a younger child to mow a yard for 20 dollars when a grown man would charge us 50?? This is just one way that we could be not paying someone there true wage for a service performed. God says he sees and know when we are not being fair. ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and make sure that we are being fair to anyones labor no matter who or what staatus they have in society because GOD sees us and how we treat others in all we do.

onthewayhomeministries.org by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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