Have you ever noticed what poor businessmen God expected the Israelites to be? The Lord told them not to harvest the corners of their fields or to pick up the fruits and vegetables that fell on the ground (Lev. 19:9-10). That’s not the way to maximize profits, especially in the days before tractors and combines. The owner’s put his own money and sweat into that field. He’s taken the risk—why let someone else reap the fruit?
It’s the difference between greed and grace. One’s the way of business; the other’s the way of God. (c) Copyright 2008, A. Milton Stanley