“‘So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me,’ says the Lord Almighty.” (Mal 3:5)
If I were to make my list of sins from the most heinous to the least innocuous, sorcerers, adulterers, and perjurers would be pretty high on the list. On the other hand, bosses who don’t pay well or avoid their responsibility to pay staff, while obviously not right, would feature lower on the list.
Apparently in this regard among many others, God and I have a different perspective. His view is that these people need to be judged and punished in the same way a sorcerer would. Divination and devil worship are equated with a bad-paying boss.
While business owners and bosses may not defraud laborers and staff, if they endeavor to minimize benefits and pay unreasonably, God is watching and has the worker in mind. With authority comes responsibility.
Quick Prayer: I see You equate not paying fairly with adultery and sorcery; I will give it much more importance than I currently do. Amen.