Exodus 20:15 says, “Thou shalt not steal.” Well, what kind of stealing is God talking about? I believe He is referring to any form of stealing, including half-hearted stealing. Let me explain.
You work for an employer and don’t give him an honest day’s labor. Well, you’ve stolen from him. Colossians 3:22 says, “Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eye-service, as men-pleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God.”
If you don’t fear God enough to give an honest day’s work, you have broken the commandment that says “Thou shalt not steal.”
I heard about a man who applied for a job and asked the prospective employer, “What will you pay me?” He said, “I’ll pay you what you’re worth.” The man responded, “Oh, no, no, no. Nothing doing. I just quit a job making more than that.”
There are a lot of people being paid more than they are worth. God sees when you don’t earn what you get paid for. This is going on all over the land. It is a form of stealing.
About the author: Greg is a strong believer in Jesus Christ and is also a political analyst, author, and is the Editor-in-Chief for the National War Council. By day he is a self-employed non-emergency medical transport driver, as well as being an author and blogger. His articles are first published on Inspirational Christian Blogs, and I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ! His articles have been widely published on many well-known conservative websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so leaving all links intact and crediting the author and the website that the article appeared on.
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