Deuteronomy 24-25

“When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not strip it afterward. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow” (24:21).  Many of the rules in these chapters deal with the economy:  buying, selling, and making a profit.  Israelite law assumed that every sector of life was under God’s rule.  Therefore, godly men and women were not to be controlled by greed, but instead, even in profit-making (the olive and grape harvests), they were to act with generosity.  

“You shall give him his wages on the same day” (v15).  Whether we are the boss or the worker, God’s Word teaches us to treat one another with dignity, respect, and mercy.