Monday, January 3, 2022

God's Laws: Injury to Employees

Exodus Chapter 21

26 And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.
27 And if he smite out his manservant's tooth, or his maidservant's tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake.

God values all life. He values His creation. He is no respector of anyone above another.

While God encourages paying consequences for actions, a servant is just as precious as his master to God.

So, If a man abuses one of his servants and injures him, then, in God's eyes, that servant has paid his debt to the master, or employer.

In today's language it would look like this:

If an employer asks an employee to do anything that causes him to fall and break a tooth, or go permanently blind, then the employer owes the employee living wages. An eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth.

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