Recently I gave two messages on the Eighth Commandment–“Thou Shalt Not Steal.” The first one was on July 4th and talked about stealing in America–by King George, with slavery, and the unborn. In these blogs I will share the outline of the second one that shows how the 8th commandment interacts with and informs the other 9 commandments.
SERMON SERIES: “THOU SHALT NOT STEAL!”
Today’s Message: “How the Eighth Commandment Interacts with the Other Nine Commandments”
Exodus 20:11-21; Mark 7:9-12
Last week—“Theft in America: Stealing the Pursuit of Happiness, Liberty and Life”
Today– “How the Eighth Commandment Interacts with the Other Nine Commandments”
Exodus 20:1 “And God spoke all these words.” Every word of the Bible is God’s word.
Jesus on the authority of the Old Testament: Matthew 5:17-20
Jesus on the authority of the entire Bible: 2 Timothy 3:14-17
The Law of Israel says nothing about a human king because the law is given directly
By the King of kings!
HOW THE EIGHTH COMMANDMENT INFORMS THE OTHER NINE COMMANDMENTS
Commandments One through Three are about God. Exodus 20:3-7
Ultimately, you cannot steal from God, but you attempt to do so if you do not follow these three commandments.
- “You shall have no other Gods before me.”
- “You shall not make for yourself an idol…”
- “Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord God in vain.”