Christians: God has specific purpose for your work

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Using fair and accurate weights is just one part of our work that God has given specific direction about.

When you start to scan the Bible for purpose in your work, it’s amazing how specific God’s guidance is. Here are just the first handful of directions I found:

  • “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” (Col. 3:23-24)

God’s commission to everyone who weighs or measures things:

  • Do not use dishonest weights or measures (Lev. 19:35)
  • Do not possess dishonest weights or measures (Deut. 25:13-14)

Why we have surveyors:

  • Do not alter land boundaries (Deut. 19:14)

Building code, straight from the Word of God:

  • If a roof is being used as living space, build a guard rail so no one will fall accidentally. (Deut. 22:8)
  • Do not endanger your neighbor’s life. (Lev. 19:16)

The “great commission” for tow truck drivers and emergency workers:

  • Do not refuse to help a person or animal that is collapsing. (Exodus 23:5)

Codes of honor and integrity

  • Do not defraud anyone (Lev. 19:13)
  • Do not steal, lie, or deceive one another.” (Lev. 19:11)
  • Do not take advantage of one another in business (Lev. 25:14)  ... read more ...
  • Do not oppress a stranger in business (Ex. 22:21)
  • Do not take advantage of one another (Lev. 25:17)
  • Do not take advantage of widows and orphans. (Ex. 22:22)
  • Return lost articles to their owners (Dt. 22: 1-3)
  • Do not take bribes. (Ex. 23:8)

Order for the courts:

  • A judge must not show partiality to the rich. (Lev. 19:15)
  • A judge must not show partiality to the poor. (Lev. 19:15)
  • A witness must report wrong-doing and testify in a matter under investigation (Lev. 5:1)
  • A witness must not give false testimony. (Ex. 20:16)
  • A judge must not condemn an innocent person. (Ex. 23:7)
  • A decision must not be given before a matter is fully investigated. (Deut. 19:18) Doesn’t this one apply to us all?

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