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I started this blog when I was following the Life Journal Bible reading plan on YouVersion. (I've since completed that plan.) At that time, YouVersion didn't provide any way for people to respond to my notes, other than to "like" them. So this blog is here to remedy that problem. You may comment on my notes here in the comment section.
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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Maid to Work?

S: Deuteronomy 5:13-14 You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God. On that day no one in your household may do any work. This includes you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, your oxen and donkeys and other livestock, and any foreigners living among you. All your male and female servants must rest as you do.

O: The commandment to rest one day a week also applied to people that traditionally are given no rest -- foreign slaves and servants.

A: Most foreign maids in Malaysia get no rest day. I'm glad that one of the stipulations in the new agreement with Indonesia says that Indonesians maids must be given one day off a week, just like what Filipna maids get.

It is a violation of human rights as well as Biblical principle to not allow your maid a day of rest.

However, not only maids: how many businessmen (especially in Chinese-run businesses) get no day of rest? The principle applies to the towkay as well as the employee. "All work and no play makes [everyone] a dull [person]."

P: Father, forgive us Malaysians for violating Your Principles. May we change to be more and more in conformity with Your Will. In Jesus' name, amen.
Note: this is using the SOAP method. For more information, see this page (not written by me.)
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