Thou Shalt Not Steal
When the eight commandment was written, there was not
a big meeting in heaven. No one was in attendance, God did
not confer with the archangels, and Mr. Webster was not
there with his dictionary
The eight commandment does not contain the words “if no
one is looking”, or “if the door is not locked”, and no where
does it say “finders keepers”. It doesn’t say anything about
locking your valuables in the trunk, or even to be sure to
lock your car doors. No where does it say that it is ok to go
into someone else’s house if they are asleep, away on
vacation or just stepped out for the evening, and take the
TV or VCR, just because it is better than the one you have. It
does not suggest that you hire a security firm, put in alarms
or buy a gun for personal protection. It doesn’t say
anything about your credit being so bad that you can use
someone else’s identity. It doesn’t say anything about “it
was just laying there and no one was around, so I took it.”
Sure, ‘find a penny, pick it up, all that day you’ll have good
luck’, but anything bigger should be turned in.
It takes a whole lot less effort to earn the money to buy the
things you want than it does to figure out a way to steal it
from someone else.
The eight commandment, “Thou shalt not steal” is the shortest, and easiest to keep, or break, depending on
whether you are trying to interpret it or live by it.
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