It is better to take a $10 salary and produce an outcome of a $100 work than to take a $100 salary and produce a $10 work; even thereafter, brag about such perverse practices regarding ‘how they became rich’ against God’s Perfect Principles.
How to determine if the wages we are paying others is optimum?
Not market rate especially when quoting a biased oppressed rate determined by greedy employers but rather in line with Christ’s Perfect Answer of “do unto others what you want others to do to you” in “everything” (Matthew 7:12) —–> where in this context, it may translate to an equivalent as follows:
‘If you were the employee instead or your own son/daughter was the employee, what is the Salary you would determine?’
The answer in “your conscience” will “judge” you as to whether you will be ‘defended or condemned’ (Perfect Judgment Principles) as the verse below mentions too:
“in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them,” (Romans 2:15, NASB)
Hell awaits in the afterlife first (remember the rich man & Lazarus story?) unless God has Mercy on whomever He Wills.
Two related verses:
“Better is a little with righteousness Than great income with injustice.” (Proverbs 16:8, NASB)
“Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than he who is crooked though he be rich.” (Proverbs 28:6, NASB)
We need to be careful of both the wages we receive for our work and also the wages we pay out toward others who do a work for us ensuring that it is “fair” not according to this evil age’s biased indicators but rather to God’s Law and our conscience too.
“And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” (Isaiah 59:14, KJV)