With all the bad things going on in the world, this is a good time to re-visit the Word of the Lord!
The eighth commandment, "Do Not Steal" covers far more than just taking a sweet from the candy store. There are many types of stealing~all of which cause damage. For those of you who have ever had their home burgled, you will probably never forget the feelings of violation. What about the other types of stealing? How do we recover from that? Do we ever truly get over it?
There is one commandment that, if followed by all of humanity, would instantly create a peaceful world: "Do Not Steal"...the Eighth Commandment, implicitly prohibits murder (stealing a life), slavery (stealing a person's freedom), adultery (stealing a spouse), humiliation (stealing dignity), and so many other sins laid out in the Bible. If there is one Commandment that summarizes the other nine, this one is it...Dennis Prager
As we listen to this short lesson, think about this single commandment, and consider the good that obeying it could create in this world...
~ 8 ~ Do Not Steal...Prager University
Links to Series:
The Ten Commandments~Introduction
~1~ Am the Lord Your God
~2~ No Other Gods
~3~ Do Not Misuse God's Name
~4~ Remember The Sabbath
~5~Honor Your Father and Mother
~6~Do Not Murder
~7~Do Not Commit Adultery