The cries of the harvesters
Are you familiar with the term "sweatshop?.
A "sweatshop" is defined by the US Department of Labor as a factory that violates two or more labor laws. Sweatshops often have poor working conditions, unfair wages, unreasonable hours, child labor, and a lack of benefits for workers.
God has never been careless about such issues.
In James chapter 5 we read: "Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty."
Some of the major companies that sell products here in the USA use sweatshops taking advantage of the desperate conditions people live in. But if this is a means of success accepted by the world's system, it cannot be so in the Kingdom of God.
Christians from every place and condition should commit to rising to the call of doing their best in treating fairly their employees and helping develop non-sweatshop type businesses. They should show care and respect for their brothers and sisters all over the world.
Social justice has always been a priority in God’s kingdom. May we all remember the Kingdom we belong to and abhor whatever condition is meant to take advantage of the weaker ones. In our midst, we recognize the value of the least!
Christ is risen, he has shown us a new way. May we rise to the call and live it!
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