[PC-USA] 2001-10-07 - Stealing

Passages Related to the Ten Commandments, Part 7

Most of us don't steal, at least not in the way we think of it. We might not steal material goods from a store, a friend or relative. But do we steal from our employer, by using their phone lines to make non-business toll calls? Do we steal time from our employer, by chatting with friends during the time we are paid for working? There are many ways to steal and most of us are guilty at some time; I have been!

Exodus 20:15 (NAS) You shall not steal.

Exodus 22:1 (NAS0 If a man steals an ox or a sheep and slaughters it or sells it, he shall pay five oxen for the ox.

Jeremiah 7:8-9 (NAS) Behold, you are trusting in deceptive words to no avail. Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery and swear falsely, and offer sacrifices to Baal and walk after other gods that you have not known.

Ephesians 4:28 (NAS) He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need.

Romans 2:20-21 (NAS) a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of the immature, having in the Law the embodiment of knowledge and of the truth, you, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that one shall not steal, do you steal?

Jan

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