Praying from 1 Timothy 5:18 relating to Justice, Fair compensation.
I come before you with a heart of submission, acknowledging that your word is true and faithful. As I meditate on the verse that says, “You shall not muzzle the ox when it treads out the grain,” I am reminded of your provision and care for all your creatures, including us humans.
I also claim the promise that “the laborer is worthy of his wages.” Lord, I trust in your provision for me and for all those who work diligently and faithfully. I pray that you would bless our efforts and reward us according to your grace and mercy.
May we always remember that everything we have comes from you, and may we use our resources and talents to glorify your name and serve others. Thank you for your love and faithfulness, and may we always trust in your promises.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Verse: For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle the ox when it treads out the grain.” And,“The laborer is worthy of his wages.”
1 Timothy 5:18
This is a Both.
The command is to not muzzle the ox when it treads out the grain, which is a metaphor for not withholding fair compensation from those who work. The promise is that the laborer is worthy of his wages, meaning that those who work deserve to be paid for their labor.