There is more to the eighth commandment than the act of stealing. This Bible Study explores other ways of stealing and how to avoid Satan's way of get.
The eighth commandment seems so simple: You shall not steal. Yet, it seems that just about everyone on earth has his hand in someone else's pocket!
Though God indicts Gentile nations for violent crimes, He indicts Israelitish nations for untrustworthiness and their tendency to defraud or misrepresent.
We can steal by burglary, larceny, embezzlement, robbery, shoplifting, or plagiarizing. We can defraud, hold up, lift, loot, pinch, pilfer, snatch and swindle.
Wealth accumulated by honest work and diligence will be blessed, but hastily acquired by any kind of theft or dishonesty will be cursed.
The 8th commandment, by prohibiting theft, creates an environment of trust. A person stealing from another breaks that trust, causing loss and hardship.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on a Time article 'Recession sparks worldwide shoplifting spree' and an incident involving an anti-theft device on a saw blade, asserts that global theft has jumped 5.9% globally, but 8.1% for the United States. In the United States, according to Joshua Banfield, the principal thieves are store …
Nascent socialism is seen in the attitudes toward private property. Many have a nagging feeling that they do not control anything, even what they supposedly own.
Robbing God extends far beyond the neglect of tithes and offerings, but also includes ignoring God and neglecting to thank Him for the plethora of blessings.
God's law will be the spiritual weights and measures in the Kingdom, but until then, we must glorify God by keeping these standards as a bright light.
Are we ready, at this stage in our spiritual growth, to apply chapter and verse all the biblical principles that apply to a case?
Martin Collins, finding a common denominator in the deaths of Ananias and Saphira, Nadab and Abihu, and Uzzah, suggests that all incidents occurred at a pivotal time of change in the history of the church, a time God desired to get the attention of all people. All five of those executed were not ignorant of their errors: Uzzah, …
Why do so many nominal Christians reject works and obedience to God's law? Largely because they fail to gather God's whole counsel on this subject.
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