Apr 27, 2011

Morality of Confiscating Technology

Deuteronomy 24:6 is part of the law code of ancient Israel. It states that one cannot require a mill or upper millstone be taken in pledge for a debt. In other words, you can't take someone's technology that they require for their livelihood as collateral.

A few things I take away from this:
  • God knows the centrality of technology in how we make a living
  • God himself has a high view of that technology and seeks to protect it
  • We must not take away someone's means/technology to make a legitimate livelihood

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