5242 buying and selling
Buying and selling are an integral part of the everyday life of the world. Scripture makes it clear that God expects moral dealings by his people in this area of life as in every other.
Some biblical transactions
The first recorded transaction Ge 23:3-4 Many other transactions had obviously taken place before this, from the earliest times.
Buying animals Lk 14:19
Transactions in other goods Rev 18:11-13
God’s standards in buying and selling
Sins to avoid in buying and selling
Greed Pr 11:26
Extravagance Lk 15:13
Desecration of the temple Mt 21:12-13 pp Mk 11:15-17 pp Lk 19:45-46 The merchants were operating within the outer court of the temple, itself consecrated as a place of prayer and worship. See also Jn 2:14-16
Oppression through the control of buying and selling
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