LAW 8: ‘DO NOT STEAL’

Posted: August 18, 2011 in Controversial

Besides blatantly taking what is not yours, this also includes not returning what is not yours; not paying your debts; not declaring something that you have broken; not owning up to an error or mistake; cheating on exams; deceiving; stealing time from your employer; giving or receiving bribes; being paid cash-in-the-hand and not declaring it on your tax return; keeping two sets of books so you can effectively steal from the government; tax cheating; computer pirating; greedily keeping things for yourself; selfish use of God’s tithe (the tithe is for the people, not buildings & programs, Deut.14:22-29); not tithing (Luke 11:42); and abusing God’s Sabbath.

This law also incorporates LYING, SELFISHNESS & GREED, because when you do these things, you are stealing from God & stealing from the rights of others.

The purpose of wealth is to give or lend to brethren in need! (Deut.15: 7,8)

‘Whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him, how can God’s love be in him?’ 1 John 3:17

‘The Lord HATES .. “GAIN by DECEIT”.’ Isa. 33:15

‘The LOVE OF MONEY [ie when I don’t tithe or share, or when I covet], is the root of all evil.’ 1 Timothy 6: 10

If your motive is anything other than seeking first the kingdom of God & His righteousness, any project will be doomed to failure because it will never produce true satisfaction nor the fruit of the Spirit.

NEVER MAKE MONEY OR THINGS YOUR GOAL OUR 1ST. GOAL MUST BE HUMILITY VIA GOD FIRST CHOICES (Matt.6, Prov.4:7). GOD WILL DO THE REST (Phil.4:19).

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Q. Did God tell you to do it? Did you consider God’s laws before you acted, or are you doing it out of your logic? (Prov.3:5,6)

‘Whatever is not of faith & love, is sin.’ Romans 14:23 & Gal.5:6.

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