The Ten Commandments: Steal No Longer

The 8th commandment – Exodus 20:15

Everywhere around us we find thievery. We almost take it for granted. We see it as a ‘not so important command’. What does God say? “Don’t take what does not belong to you.”  When we are in Christ we have a new attitude, a new self. We therefore work for what we need, and ask God to provide. (Ephesians 4:17-32)

So then how are we disobeying this command?  Perhaps without considering it stealing we can steal someone’s integrity, their purity, their trust. We are stealing from God when we refuse to give to Him or when we waste the time He gives to us. Stealing is all about not trusting God to provide.

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