Deuteronomy 24:14-15

Not all ways of living Biblically are big things. Some are small everyday choices.

Yesterday (long story short) I was really busy at work and also badly in need of groceries. I tried to order groceries online to pick up after work but got interrupted and my technology crashed before I completed the order. I was hungry & tired so decided instead to just order some hot food delivered by one of the very few delivery services that actually delivers to my location. Most don’t because it is too far out of town.

I ordered it and was given a delivery time. The delivery person didn’t show up until an hour later and by the time he arrived the food was cold.

I could have complained to the restaurant. They have a delivery guarantee and would have given me a $10 credit on my next order. But I didn’t.

The person who delivered the food didn’t have warm enough clothes for the suddenly colder weather, and was chilled, anxious and apologetic. It didn’t take an empathic genius to see that he was having a really tough day.

Rather than filing a complaint I thanked him, doubled the “tip” that goes directly to the driver – because the delivery had taken so much longer than he thought it would – and wished him a blessed evening.

14 Do not take advantage of a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether that worker is a fellow Israelite or a foreigner residing in one of your towns. 15 Pay them their wages each day before sunset, because they are poor and are counting on it. Otherwise they may cry to the Lord against you, and you will be guilty of sin.

Deuteronomy 24:14-15

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