“If you sell land to any of your own people or buy land from them, do not take advantage of each other.” (Lev 25:14)

Usually in a deal, one side has an advantage—not always but quite often. The willing buyer and willing seller always have hidden agendas and motivations. While these are usually hidden, sometimes they are not. There may be financial or situational stress causing one party to be vulnerable. It may be a transaction between parties that have a hierarchical relationship or other emotional leverage.

What are we to do in such circumstances? Are we to take the purely commercial view? It is after all a dog-eat-dog world, right? Yes, that is right, but we who have been lifted out of a hopeless situation when we had no leverage should show the mercy we have been shown. Don’t take advantage, and let God bless the outcome.

Quick Prayer: Help me to always deal fairly, Lord. Amen.