The Whole Duty Of Man To God (I)

The Spirit of Truth advises us in Proverbs 15:16, that better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith. The spirit of truth also counsels us that our great gain lies in our godliness with contentment, as written in 1 Timothy 6:6. God who is not a man that will lie neither is He the son of man that will change His mind, says in Jeremiah 17:11 and I quote, “As the patridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not: so he that getteth riches and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at the end shall be a fool.”
It is the lack of the fear of God, and the flagrant disobedience to God’s commandment i.e failing in their duty to God, that will harden the hearts of employers of labour ( big or small) to withhold or to keep the wages or the hire due to those who have laboured or worked for them. Some enrich themselves, by denying those who have worked for them, of their wages. There is the curse of God upon such employers of labour and a curse upon all that they have acquired in life with that money, as written in Jeremiah 22:13 and I quote, “Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness; and his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbour’s service without wages, and giveth him not for his work.” In Proverbs 3:27, it is also written, “Withhold not good from them to whom it is due (wages), when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.”
And in Deuteronomy 24:15, it is written and I quote, “At his day, thou shalt give him his hire neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD: and it be sin unto thee.” And in James 5:1-6, men who enrich themselves while they deny their workers or labourers of their hire or wages, are under the curse of God and all their riches and all that they have acquired are also under a curse, and I quote “Go TO now ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. Behold the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which are of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.” It is a great sin before God to hoard workers’ salaries, as it is written in Proverbs 3:28 and I quote, “Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give: when thou hast it by thee.”
Those who deny workers or labourers, who have laboured in their fields, or in their establishments, of their wages, that are just and due to them, are like murderers who have shed the blood of their workers or labourers. They shall be condemned unto eternal destruction, if they do not repent
What also grieves the heart of God, is the fact that men nowadays, no longer have the fear of God, in that they reject the commandment of God, in order to keep their own tradition; that is, they lay aside the commandment of God and lay hold unto the tradition of elders, as spoken by Jesus in Mark 7:9, thereby making the word of God of none effect, through their tradition, as written in verse 13.
He, who has ears, let him hear the words of the almighty God!
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