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Seventh
Commandment
“You shall not
steal.”
We should fear and love
God so that we do not take
our neighbor’s money or
POSSESSIONS or get them
in any DISHONEST way but
HELP him to improve and
protect his possessions and
income.
What gift is God protecting in the
Seventh Commandment?
God’s gift of POSSESSIONS
GOD
- Everything comes from and belongs to God.
- They are on loan from Him
NEIGHBOR
“You shall not steal”
Forbids
Would Have Us
(we are not to do)
(we are to do)
- Stealing/theft
“taking property
without permission
or right”
NEIGHBOR
“You shall not steal”
Forbids
Would Have Us
(we are not to do)
(we are to do)
- Stealing/theft
- Robbery
“stealing from
others through the
use of force.”
NEIGHBOR
“You shall not steal”
Forbids
Would Have Us
(we are not to do)
(we are to do)
- Stealing/theft
- Robbery
- Cheating
“a person who acts in
a dishonest way or
deceives to gain
something.”
SCHOOL * WORK * CHURCH
Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. But
you ask, “How are we robbing you?” In tithes and
offerings. You are under a curse-your whole
nation-because you are robbing me.
Malachi 3:8-9
GAMING is “playing cards, dice, billiards and
the like for mere amusement”, which is
different from GAMBLING which is “ the
practice of gaming for money.”
“Keep your lives free from the love of money
and be content with what you have.”
Hebrews 13:5
“Dishonest money dwindles away, but
whoever gathers money little by little makes it
grow.”
Proverbs 13:11
Gambling
- Encourages the sins of
greed and covetousness
- Promotes
mismanagement of
possessions entrusted to
us by God.
- Undermines absolute
reliance on God for His
provision.
- A potentially addictive
behavior.
- Can lead to drunkenness
NEIGHBOR
“You shall not steal”
Forbids
Would Have Us
(we are not to do)
(we are to do)
-
Live a life of
INTEGRITY
INTEGRITY
“your words and actions, what you say
and do match (integrate).”
A person of integrity acts the same
whether someone is watching or not.
NEIGHBOR
“You shall not steal”
Forbids
Would Have Us
(we are not to do)
(we are to do)
-
Live a life of integrity
Work instead of steal
WORK
“Anyone who has been stealing must steal no
longer, but must work, doing something useful
with their own hands, that they may have
something to share with those in need.”
Ephesians 4:28
NEIGHBOR
“You shall not steal”
Would Have Us
(we are to do)
-
Live a life of integrity
Work instead of steal
Aid & assist improve
& protect their
property
NEIGHBOR
“You shall not steal”
Would Have Us
(we are to do)
-
-
Live a life of integrity
Work instead of steal
Aid & assist improve
& protect their
property
Help others in every
need
Eighth Commandment
“You shall not give false testimony against
your neighbor.”
We should fear and love God so that we do not tell LIES about our
neighbor, betray him, slander him or hurt his reputation but defend
him, SPEAK well of him and explain everything in the kindest way.
What gift is God protecting in the
Eighth Commandment?
God’s gift of a good REPUTATION.
The sins of the TONGUE
How we are to use our WORDS
NEIGHBOR
“You shall not give false testimony”
-
Forbids
Would Have Us
(we are not to do)
(we are to do)
Telling LIES &
withholding the
TRUTH
1. White lies
“a lie told to be
tactful or polite”
1. White lies
2. Half-truths
“a lie that includes
some element of
truth.”
1. White lies
2. Half-truths
3. Withholding
the truth
NEIGHBOR
“You shall not give false testimony”
-
-
Forbids
Would Have Us
(we are not to do)
(we are to do)
Telling lies &
withholding the truth
Reveal SECRETS
Betray
“you break a confidence
or promise; reveal
another’s secret.”
NEIGHBOR
“You shall not give false testimony”
Forbids
Would Have Us
(we are not to do)
(we are to do)
-
Telling lies &
withholding the truth
-
Reveal secrets
-
Hurt neighbor’s
REPUTATION
NEIGHBOR
“You shall not give false testimony”
Forbids
Would Have Us
(we are not to do)
(we are to do)
-
SPEAK well of others
& put best MEANING
on everything.
Gossip
“to spread a rumor
about the personal or
private affairs of others.”
NEIGHBOR
“You shall not give false testimony”
Forbids
Would Have Us
(we are not to do)
(we are to do)
-
-
Speak well of others &
put best meaning on
everything.
Speak UP for others &
PROTECT from false
accusations
Slander
“spreading false statements
or lies to intentionally hurt
someone.”
NEIGHBOR
“You shall not give false testimony”
Forbids
Would Have Us
(we are not to do)
(we are to do)
-
-
Speak well of others &
put best meaning on
everything.
Speak up for others
from false accusations
Encourage
NEIGHBOR
“You shall not give false testimony”
Forbids
Would Have Us
(we are not to do)
(we are to do)
-
-
Speak well of others &
put best meaning on
everything.
Speak up for others
from false accusations
Encourage
STAND up & defend
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