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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2002 8:52 am 
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Hi, I was in a discussion with a neighbor when he qouted "... an honest day's work for an honest day's pay."

Does anybody know where this saying originated?

For some reason, I doubt that it came from a German automakers CEO a few years ago.

Thanks for your help, Bruce


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More of a cliche than a quotation, I can't find an origin for it online or in the books I checked...

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Here are some thoughts found on the Internet:

SHOULD A CHRISTIAN WORK HONESTLY?
1 Thessalonians 4:11,12 says, "Study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; that ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing."
A laborer or worker of any kind must give an honest day's work for a day's pay.
~one of several locations found
http://bible.coaching.net/biblemat/31/42.html

Check out Matthew chapter 20.
http://www.wollongong.apana.org.au/~fin ... y25ag.html

GAMBLING DISCOURAGES HONEST LABOR: The basic tenet of the bible is based on the idea that every person should give an honest day's work for a honest day's pay. To a degree, gambling discourages work. It encourages a person to simply wait on the lucky day when he will hit the number and rest from his life of waiting on the right number. It encourages him to find a "get rich quick" scheme and a short cut to wealth without applying the abundance of talents that God has given him in the market place of business and labor. Proverbs 28:19-20 puts it this way, " He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough. A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent."
~Pastor Roosevelt Wright, Jr.
http://newtabernacle.com/Questions/Qgambling.html


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I'm with Pastor Roosevelt (any relation?) on this one. Would he agree, I wonder, that the greatest den of iniquity for gamblers is on Wall Street?


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