The 8th Commandment: You Shall not Steal

Posted by on Mar 29, 2010 in Rev. Serven

Deuteronomy 5:19 March 21 and 28, 2010

Pastor Marcus J. Serven

Covenant Family Church (RPCGA)

We come now to the 8th Commandment which reads, “And you shall not steal” (Deuteronomy 5:19). At the heart of this commandment is the admonition in both the Old Testament Law (Leviticus 19:18) and the New Testament Gospels (Matthew 22:37-40), that “you shall love your neighbor as yourself”. Indeed, the whole second table of the Law (Commandment’s #5-10) deals with the injunction to “love your neighbor as yourself”. Thus, it is fundamental to the Christian faith that we purpose to never steal from another person that which is not our own. Moreover, it is also true that we should resolve to work hard for what we do have so that we do not become the borrower’s “slave” (Proverbs 22:7), or an unnecessary burden to others.

The Main Point of this Sermon:

“Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.” Ephesians 4:28

1. Stealing

2. Repenting

3. Working

Part 1



Part 2