Recently my car was broken into and they stole a lot of materialistic items that can be replaced. A couple weeks later, miles away from where I am my sister car got broken into and they stole a lot of money out of her car, which again can be replaced. In the midst of stealing things that didn’t belong to them, they took another’s person joy, happiness, and appreciation for that moment away, which that person can never get back. It made me think of the 8th commandment.
Thou Shall Not Steal
Like previously mentioned God isn’t just making the commandments as a set of rules but also guidelines on how your character should be. The Lord is developing morals and values that His people should stand on. The character of a thief is one that resembles the devil. They are here to steal, kill, and destroy. They don’t care about the lives they are affecting for their own selfish desires. They don’t care about the hard work another person has put in to obtain nice things and how they can just come and take it away freely. Its the misery that the thief has and how they want to give it away to other people. It’s the character that is pulling them away from God.
For I have learned anyone that fights over crumbs will never get a chance to eat at the table. But God is looking for people that are ready to clean up themselves inside. As we know we serve a forgiving God. So if the stealing spirit is inside of you, ask the Lord to purge anything that is unlike Him. Confess your sins and ask for forgiveness. For those who have been hurt by people that take from you, forgive them. For vengeance is for the Lord. Don’t let another person misery linger over you.
“The wicked man writhes in pain all his days, And numbered are the years stored up for the ruthless.
K.T Jackson ❤