Tag: money

  • Biblical Principle #274: Measure Honestly

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God told Israel to use honest scales and measurements. Explanation Fleshly nature is to look out for our self-interest and to do that which benefits us, even when it is to the detriment of another. This is selfishness. One way a person can be selfish is…

  • Biblical Principle #273: Do Not Deceive One Another

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God told the Israelites not to steal, lie, or deceive one another. Explanation GOD told Moses: 11 ‘You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another. Leviticus 19:11 OSB This phrase which is translated “nor deal falsely” in the Orthodox Study Bible is…

  • Biblical Principle #270: Financially Loving the Poor

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God told Israel to be generous towards the poor who were in need, financially. Explanation We previously established that GOD instructed Israel to cancel debts towards fellow Israelites every seven years. One easy-to-anticipate side effect of such a requirement would be the increasing difficulty of obtaining…

  • Biblical Principle #268: Restrictions on Loan Pledges

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses placed restrictions on loan pledges to protect the one in need. Explanation GOD gave Moses restrictions for Israel under the Law regarding pledges (collateral) for loans. This was to protect the person who needed the loan, so that they could repay it.

  • Biblical Principle #267: Law on Charging Interest

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses allowed an Israelite to charge interest to a foreigner but not to a fellow Israelite. Explanation GOD explained to Moses why He would allow Israelites to charge interest payments to Gentiles, but not to their brethren: 19 “You shall not exact interest from your brother, interest for…

  • Biblical Principle #266: Israel’s Law for Acquiring Slaves

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel guidelines for owning slaves. Explanation Like all ancient cultures, slavery was an acceptable aspect of Israelite culture. However, as part of the Law of Moses, GOD gave specific instructions for the selection, care, protection, and release of slaves. Acquiring Slaves 44 As for…

  • Biblical Principle #265: Israel to Promptly Pay Wages

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God instructed the Israelites to promptly pay workers the wages they had earned. Explanation As with so many of the instructions in the Law of Moses where GOD’s commands were intended for the protection of the poor and needy, so it was here: 14 “You shall…

  • Biblical Principle #263: Law’s Compensation for Virgin

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses provided instruction for Israel in situations where an Israelite seduced a virgin. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, in situations where there wasn’t a preannounced wedding arrangement and an Israelite male had sex with a virgin female Israelite, fair compensation was to be given to the female’s…

  • Biblical Principle #261: Law’s Penalty for Wrongful Taking

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God prescribed the penalty for an Israelite who wrongfully took another’s property. Explanation In the Law of Moses, we read: 5 Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 6 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying, ‘When a man or woman commits one of the sins…

  • Biblical Principle #257: Israel’s Penalty for Permanent Assault Injury

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God prescribed justice for Israel in case of permanent injuries caused by assault. Explanation Sometimes there were physical altercations with no loss of life but permanent injuries sustained. GOD told Moses how these should be handled in court: 18 “If two men revile one another, and…