KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS: Warnings to the corrupt & abusive rich PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 11:38

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away…” (Psalm 37:1-2, the Holy Bible).

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SCRIPTURES FOR BUSINESS OWNERS: Perhaps, those who are running businesses and companies, big and small, can learn a thing or two from an Internet posting coming from Melcor Virata of the e-group of the UP Diliman, Quezon City College of Law Sigma Rho Fraternity, which is aptly entitled: “Scriptures for Business Owners”.

Here are some of them, with the Biblical verses highlighted for emphasis:  “Leviticus 19:13: You shall not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him. The wages of a hired man are not to remain with you all night until morning.

“Deuteronomy 25:13-15: You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a large and a small. You shall not have in your house differing measures, a large and a small. You shall have a full and just weight; you shall have a full and just measure, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you.

“Job 31:13-14: If I have despised the claim of my male or female slaves when they filed a complaint against me, what then could I do when God arises? And when He calls me to account, what will I answer Him?

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WEALTH OBTAINED BY FRAUD DWINDLES: “Psalm 112:5: It is well with the man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice; Proverbs 10:4: Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, but the hand of the diligent makes rich; Proverbs 11:1: A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight.

“Proverbs 13:4: The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the soul of the diligent is made fat; Proverbs 13:11: Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, but the one who gathers by labor increases it; Proverbs 16:8: Better is a little with righteousness than great income with injustice; Proverbs 22:16: He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

“Jeremiah 22:13: Woe to him who builds his house without righteousness and his upper rooms without justice, who uses his neighbor’s services without pay and does not give him his wages.

“Malachi 3:5: Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me, says the Lord of hosts….”

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WARNING TO THE ABUSIVE RICH: And here is a warning from the Bible about rich people who use their wealth to commit abuses: James 5: 1-3: “Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire…”

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