Sorry, an error was encountered while loading the book. A complete theology of truth and deception draws on texts including, but not limited to, the ninth commandment. And thou shalt do according to the tenor of the sentence which they shall show thee from that place which Jehovah shall choose; and thou shalt observe to do all that they shall teach thee: according to the tenor of the law which they shall teach thee, thou shalt do; thou shalt not turn aside from the sentence which they shall show thee, to the right hand, nor to the left. Yet workplaces of all kinds continue to require or allow workers to work in needlessly unsafe conditions. Is issuing false or misleading financial statements a violation of the ninth commandment? Everything they said was good. You see, in the eyes of God, women are the possessions of men. Do you know the name of the person who empties your trash can, answers your customer service call, or drives your bus? כט וּשְׁמַרְתֶּ֣ם לַֽעֲשׂ֔וֹת כַּֽאֲשֶׁ֥ר צִוָּ֛ה יְהֹוָ֥ה אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶ֖ם אֶתְכֶ֑ם לֹ֥א תָסֻ֖רוּ יָמִ֥ין וּשְׂמֹֽאל: In all the way which the Lord, your God, has commanded you, you shall go, in order that you may live and that it may be well with you, and so that you may prolong your days in the land you will possess.
The precise applicability of the fourth commandment, keeping the Sabbath, to Gentile believers has been a matter of debate since New Testament times Rom. ח לֹא־תַֽעֲשֶׂ֨ה לְךָ֥ פֶ֨סֶל֙ כָּל־תְּמוּנָ֔ה אֲשֶׁ֤ר בַּשָּׁמַ֨יִם֙ מִמַּ֔עַל וַֽאֲשֶׁ֥ר בָּאָ֖רֶץ מִתָּ֑חַת וַֽאֲשֶׁ֥ר בַּמַּ֖יִם מִתַּ֥חַת לָאָֽרֶץ: You shall not prostrate yourself before them, nor worship them, for I, the Lord your God, am a zealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons, upon the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me. Making time off predictable and required Read more about a new study regarding rhythms of rest and work done at the Boston Consulting Group by two professors from Harvard Business School. Yet when we imagine that by achieving them our safety and prosperity will be secured, we have begun to fall into idolatry. Long experience has proved in almost all of the nations of the world, that hereditary succession in the regal government is, on the whole, the safest, and best calculated to secure the public tranquility. Coveting happens when someone sees the prosperity, achievements, or talents of another, and then resents it, or wants to take it, or wants to punish the successful person. What about assurances from management that mislead employees about impending layoffs? If aging or dementia begins to rob them of their memory, capabilities, and good nature, caring for them can become a deep sorrow.
The hand of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. Behold , his bed was a bed of iron. Hast thou showed that thou lovedst all men as thyself, by a constant, earnest endeavour to fill all places with holiness and happiness, with the knowledge and love of God? God was the King of Israel, and the worship of another God was simply high treason, thus deserving the most severe penalty. The antidote is simple, although hard to do at times. Back in Deuteronomy 13, Moses had told what to do with persons who seduced others into idolatry; this tells what to do with the ones who were seduced! So you shall purge the evil from your midst. No one shall be able to stand against you until you have destroyed them. Nor is working obsessively out of envy for the social standing it may enable.
Fields are workplaces, and to covet a field is to covet the productive resources another person has. This was considered to be very significant among the Hebrews. Availing yourself of these may be a highly effective way of obeying the sixth commandment. כד קְרַ֤ב אַתָּה֙ וּֽשֲׁמָ֔ע אֵ֛ת כָּל־אֲשֶׁ֥ר יֹאמַ֖ר יְהֹוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֵ֑ינוּ וְאַ֣תְּ תְּדַבֵּ֣ר אֵלֵ֗ינוּ אֵת֩ כָּל־אֲשֶׁ֨ר יְדַבֵּ֜ר יְהֹוָ֧ה אֱלֹהֵ֛ינוּ אֵלֶ֖יךָ וְשָׁמַ֥עְנוּ וְעָשִֽׂינוּ: And you speak to us: Heb. We can remember that employees, customers, co-workers, bosses, suppliers, and others also have families, and then adjust our expectations to support them in honoring their families. Dummelow defined this court as consisting of the chief magistrate and the priests, whose decisions were final.
In the enactments of the second table there is a progression from the outward to the inward. You may not put a foreigner over you , who is not your brother. We may have been ill-treated or neglected by them. When we shop late at night, golf on Sunday morning, or watch sporting events that continue past midnight, do we consider how it may affect those working at these times? And the L ord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house.
They may be controlling and meddlesome. © 2014 by the Theology of Work Project, Inc. Here, the worship of some other God, other than Jehovah, was high treason, therefore meriting the punishment prescribed. The other concern—be it money, power, security, recognition, sex, or anything else—has become our god. When, for example, recognition on the job becomes more important than character on the job, is this not a sign that reputation is displacing the love of God as the ultimate concern? But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it. It is also a violation of the commandment to labor six days a week, since in most cases stealing is intended as a shortcut around honest labor, which shows again the interrelation of the Ten Commandments.
Being around them may undermine our sense of self, our commitment to our spouses including our responsibilities under the third commandment , even our relationship with God. Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold. The lesson for all people today in such a passage as this is simply that God is entitled to receive our very best, and that nothing short of that can be pleasing to him. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. But is this always something we should participate in? If not, you have in God's account hated him, seeing you suffered sin upon him.
Harvard Business Review may show an ad and require registration in order to view the article. We can either take inspiration from the success of others or we can covet. The first application to the workplace, then, is literal. Have you shewed that you loved all men as yourself, by a constant, earnest endeavour, to fill all places with holiness and happiness, with the knowledge and love of God? This day we have seen God speak with man , and man still live. And you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. Loving service to them is a delight and obeying this commandment is easy. Can we take time to worship God, to pray, and to gather with others for study and encouragement, and if we do, will it make us more or less productive overall? But as for you , the L ord your God has not allowed you to do this.
We will repeat the commentary from here, with additions exploring the variations between the Exodus and Deuteronomy accounts. כג כִּ֣י מִ֣י כָל־בָּשָׂ֡ר אֲשֶׁ֣ר שָׁ֣מַ֥ע קוֹל֩ אֱלֹהִ֨ים חַיִּ֜ים מְדַבֵּ֧ר מִתּֽוֹךְ־הָאֵ֛שׁ כָּמֹ֖נוּ וַיֶּֽחִי: You approach, and hear all that the Lord, our God, will say, and you speak to us all that the Lord, our God, will speak to you, and we will hear and do. In the world of work, it is common to speak of money, fame, and power as potential idols, and rightly so. Even if we have good relationships with our parents, there may come a time when caring for them is a major burden simply because of the time and work it takes. As Paul noted, we may not be able to prevent the feeling of anger, but we can learn how to cope with our anger. They are workers, and God directs us to provide rest for those who work.
Could anyone acquainted with Solomon and criticizing him have said a thing like that? We will never succeed if we convince ourselves that life is a zero-sum game and that we are somehow harmed when other people do well. For this great fire will consume us; if we continue to hear the voice of the Lord, our God, anymore, we will die. And if a man takes the life of anyone else, he must surely be put to death. You shall make no covenant with them and show no mercy to them. דבר אחר כל זמן שאני קיים.