Dishonesty

Outline

1. The Law Announced

2. How God Regards It

3. Described and Condemned

4. Methods of Speculators

 

1. The Law Announced

 

Leviticus 19:13  “Do not make your hired workers wait until the next day to receive their pay.  “Do not defraud or rob your neighbor.

 

Leviticus 19:35-36 “Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight, or volume. 36 Your scales and weights must be accurate. Your containers for measuring dry materials or liquids must be accurate.  I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt.

 

2. How God Regards It

 

Deuteronomy 25:16 All who cheat with dishonest weights and measures are detestable to the Lord your God.

 

Proverbs 11:1 The Lord detests the use of dishonest scales, but he delights in accurate weights.

 

3. Described and Condemned

 

 Psalms 37:21 The wicked borrow and never repay, but the godly are generous givers.

 

Hosea 12:7  But no, the people are like crafty merchants selling from dishonest scales— they love to cheat.

 

1 Thessalonians 4:6 Never harm or cheat a Christian brother in this matter by violating his wife, for the Lord avenges all such sins, as we have solemnly warned you before.

 

4. Methods of Speculators

 

Proverbs 11:26 People curse those who hoard their grain, but they bless the one who sells in time of need.

 

Proverbs 20:14 The buyer haggles over the price, saying, “It’s worthless,” then brags about getting a bargain!