I don’t understand wage scales.

“Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.” -Proverbs 14:31

Wage scales are difficult things. Especially in the church. How do you determine what to pay a brother or a sister that you’re supposed to be sharing everything with, anyways? How do you decide who should be trusted more to use money well? And what does it even mean to use money well?

Then, when a foreigner enters another country, with a different standard of living, it seems to get even trickier. But should it?

I can’t figure this out. But I’d really, really like to. If you have ideas, please share below.