Today’s reading Leviticus 24-25
Leviticus 25:14 And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbour, or buyest ought of thy neighbour’s hand, ye shall not oppress one another:
You shall not oppress one another when you buy and sell things! Don’t take advantage! Don’t do wrong in buying and selling!
God’s people were to give a fair price for a fair value! They were not to try and get rich by taking advantage of others nor of their problems. That is what this chapter is about! Things had real value. They were to charge and to pay real value.
It is easy to want to make money and to take advantage of others for gain! God’s people in the Old Testament were taught not to do that! They were to be honest and fair in their dealings!
They were not to charge high interest rates. They were not to take advantage because a person was in severe financial trouble. They were to not take advantage. They were not to oppress.
Good thoughts to think of as we step out today into the world of business and buying and selling.
This has nothing to do with gaining merit for salvation but it has lots to do with doing right. It is the fruit of who we are not a means to who we are in Christ!