Verse of the Day: Stop Stealing and Give!

July 23, 2007

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28 Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.

Ephesians 4:28 (NKJV)

Stealing includes “borrowing” the company’s pens or paper clips and acting like it’s a “perk” of working wherever you work. Whenever you take something that’s not yours, it’s stealing. The value of the item doesn’t matter; it’s the act of taking something that doesn’t belong to you.

From the Nelson Study Bible:

something to give him who has need: Instead of taking what belongs to someone else, a Christian should earn enough to share some of his or her own earnings with the needy. This is not merely a call to stop stealing or being greedy. Rather, this is a call to be generous, to have a true change of attitude.

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