DCLM Daily Manna 2 April 2024 — Don’t Hold Back The Wages

DCLM Daily Manna 2 April 2024 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Don’t Hold Back The Wages

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TOPIC: Don’t Hold Back The Wages (DCLM Daily Manna 2 April 2024)

KEY VERSE: “Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbor, neither robs him: the wages of him that are hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning” (Leviticus 19:13).

TEXT: Leviticus 19:1-13 (KJV)

1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy.

3 Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.

4 Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the Lord your God.

5 And if ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the Lord, ye shall offer it at your own will.

6 It shall be eaten the same day you offer it, and on the morrow, and if it ought to remain until the third day, it shall be burnt in the fire.

7 And if it is eaten on the third day, it is abominable; it shall not be accepted.

8 Therefore, everyone who eats it shall bear his iniquity, because he hath profaned the hallowed thing of the Lord: and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

9 And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, nor shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest.

10 And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I am the Lord your God.

11 Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

12 And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the Lord.

13 Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbor nor rob him; the wages of him that I Amhired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.

DCLM Daily Manna For Today MESSAGE:

The story is told of a notable business tycoon who is n in the habit of hiring contractors to work for him. At the onset, he paid 80% of the contract sum, promising to pay the balance on satisfactory completion. Since the profit margin was always less than 20%, the contractor usually would have to borrow additional funds to complete the work. Paying that balance became a problem on satisfactory completion, and more jobs were given to him to assuage the contractor. So, the 20% kept accumulating into millions of unpaid debts. Attempts to get the money were usually rebuffed with the threat that the contractor should go to court. And since the judicial process was generally slow in that country and the “big man” was “well connected,” the helpless contractors would leave the money with huge debts hanging on their necks.

Also Read: Open Heaven 2 April 2024 – Prayers For The Church

The Lord commanded Israel to be holy because He is holy. And how should that holiness be seen? By honoring one’s parents, who are God’s representatives on earth; by faithfully observing the Sabbath; by not worshipping idols; by bringing peace and fellowship offerings to God; by providing for the poor and having regard for the truth; and by prompt payment of wages of hired workers.

In a world where “might is the rig,” the rights of the less privileged are often trampled upon by the rich, who are getting richer and richer at the expense of the poor. For this, Apostle James, inspired by the Spirit of God, warned the greedy rich men, “Your riches are corrupted … Your gold and silver is cankered … behold the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries … are entered into the ears of the Lord…” (James 5:2-4). God hates when the poorest are maltreated—Hhatesrs injustice. Everyone whom God has blessed uses their wealth wisely.

Don’t punish people with low incomes. Pay him his dues.

Psalms 11-18

Deeper Life Daily Manna For Today 2024 was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi, the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church, situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.

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