Stealing from God
Taking what isn’t yours can be more far-reaching than you imagine
Here’s a familiar Scripture taken, of course, from the Ten Commandments: “You shall not steal.” (Exodus 20:15) All that we have comes from God, whatever the World tells us. Whether it is money, good looks, family, or life itself, all has a single origin. This means that if we acquire anything unlawfully, outside the functioning of the laws of barter or commerce, then we are not stealing from a person … but from God Himself. And the consequences will ultimately be from God Himself! That is the function that lies at the heart of stealing, an offence against God.