Ten Commandments 8


God values Productivity, Integrity and Generosity

Stealing is:

  • Taking items that do not belong to us
  • Defaulting on loans
  • Not paying bills
  • Cheating on tests
  • Goofing off at work
  • Cheating on income taxes
  • Taking sick time when you or your dependents are not sick
  • Stealing cable services
  • Illegally downloading or copying software, music, movies or printed material
  • Not giving to God


  • Work for their money:                                    1 Peter 4:15,16
  • Share with the needy:                                    Malachi 3:8-12
  • Honesty and integrity:                                   Titus 2:9,10
  • Pay your bills/taxes:                                       Romans 13:6-8
  • Stop stealing or lying about ability to pay:  Proverbs 22:26,27


  1. When we steal, do we trust God to provide?   Matthew 6:25,26
  2. Share with fellow Christians and look after those in need:  Matthew 5:40-42

Who was Jesus talking about here?                 Mark 3:31-35

  1. How do we give then?                                         2 Corinthians 9:7
  2. Should we be giving generously:                      Romans 12:8
  3. No one should be poor amongst Christians:   Acts 4:32-37
  4. Is there honesty in Businesses:                        Luke 16:11-13



Shoplifting –

  • 1st Year WalMart open in Belleville, Ontario, 1991:  $200,000 stolen
  • USA Stats for 2009:  More than $13 billion worth of goods are stolen from retailers in the USA each year. That’s more than $35 million per day.
  • USA: 2,196,971 reported Burglaries.  Robbery: 408,217. Thefts 6,327,320.

Ask, praying every day for God’s help to maintain our honesty and integrity!

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