10 Stupid Things We Do: Fail
to Respect Property
TEXT: Matthew 6:19-20
PROPOSITION: Theft, in all forms, is wrong.
KEY WORD: Ways
SCRIPTURE READING: Same
Everyone knows that stealing is wrong.
This rule from God goes to the heart of ownership and property rights.
Part of Gods plan:
Work to earn
Buy to own
Genesis 1:1 God created all things
Exodus 19:5 all the earth is God's
Psalm 24:1 Earth is the Lord's and all its fullness
Psalm 50:10 Every beast of the forest, cattle on 1,000 hills
Haggai 2:8 silver and gold
James 1:17 every good and perfect gift
God holds the first mortgage
It is not wrong to own just remember where it came from.
Theft 1 Peter 4:15
Extortion Luke 3:14
Romans 12:17, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Keep too much change
They failed to charge for item you ate
Employee theft Ephesians 6:6 Not with eye service, as men pleasers, but as bond servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.
Employer theft James 5:4 Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out: and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.
Large or small amount
Tangible or intangible
Good guy or bad guy
Small business or big corporation
Force or fraud
Legal or illegal
Loss of possessions
Loss of trust
Lose sense of safety and security
Public we pay
Thief 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 thieves will not enter heaven
God Malachi 3:8 Will a man rob God?
Time Ephesians 5:16
Mind Matthew 22:38
Body Romans 12:1
Love Matthew 22:37-39
Proverbs 23:5 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away like an eagle toward heaven.
Ecclesiastes 5:10 He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver: Nor he who loves abundance, with increase.
New Testament 1 Timothy 6:7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain that we will carry nothing out.
Jesus teaching Luke 12:15 And He said to them, Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.
Matthew 8:20 Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the son of man has nowhere to lay his head.
Matthew 16:26 What is a man profited if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Or, what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Stop blaming the victim It is your fault for leaving the keys in the car.
Go to work Ephesians 4:28