Why is 'You shall not steal' in the Ten Commandments?


Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
"You shall not steal" (Exodus 20:15) is one of the Ten Commandments people can readily recall, even though it is number eight in the Decalogue. And while there may be those who attempt to undermine...

July 01 2013 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
I had trouble with stealing before I met Jesus. I stole jewelry for girls to win their favor, and a man's watch for myself. That's how I was caught. They told me that the next time I got caught stealing that they were going to "throw the book at me." They would put us in the Wisconsin correctional institution for boys. But then a devious friend of mine and I stole hundreds of baseballs from a Batting Cage in Tempe, Arizona, only to be caught by the owner and lectured by a policeman in his squad car. Another form of stealing I participated in was vandalism. 

But Jesus changed all that for me. He told me to start having a respect for other peoples' property. Jesus said to make restitution for my $5,000 worth of broken window and sliding glass door vandalism which I did. He said to return the stolen jewelry which I did. Wiersbe said, "Ephesians 4:28 teaches that there are only three ways to get wealth: work for it, have it given to you, or steal it, and stealing is wrong."

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