The 8th Commandment and the Other 9, Part 2

Here is the second part of the outline showing how each of the other 10 commandments are affected by number 8–“Thou Shalt Not Steal.”

A Commandment between You and God.  Exodus 20:8-11

  1.  “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.” 
  2. You steal from yourself if you do not keep the Sabbath holy.
  3. Isaiah 58:13 and 14; Mark 2:27 and 28 (“the Sabbath was made for man”;
  4.  Jesus is “the Lord of the Sabbath”).  Common sense.
  5. Three main things to do on the Sabbath:  worship, service, rest.
  6. Pharaoh gave no day of rest.

A Commandment between You and Your Parents

  •  “Honor your father and your mother.”  Exodus 20:12
  • The first commandment with a reward.  Ephesians 6:2
  • Stealing the honor and care of your parents.  Luke 7:9-13

5 Commandments between You and Others

  • “You shall not murder.”  Exodus20:13
  • Stealing someone’s life
  • The first recorded murder in the Bible.  Genesis 4:1-9
  • Jesus on thought-life.  Matthew 5:21-25
  • “You shall not commit adultery.”         Exodus 20:14
  • Stealing from your marriage vows and your spouse.
  • Jesus on thought-life. Matthew 5:27-30
  •  “You shall not steal.”  Exodus 20:15
  • That’s what this message is all about!
  •  “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.”  Exodus 20:16
  • Stealing reputation and possible freedom of another, or even death.
  • Two false witnesses lead to Naboth being killed.1 Kings 2:13
  • Jesus experienced people breaking this commandment. Mark 14:53-65
  • “You shall not covet.” Exodus 20:17. Very similar to stealing.
  • James on coveting.  James 4:1-3.  A good Brethren passage!


          What are you building on?  Matthew 7:24-28; Ephesians 4:14-16

          What are Jesus’ commandments?  Love God and love your neighbor (Luke 10:27).  Love your enemies (Luke 6:35).  Love each other (John 13:34).

          We need the power of the Holy Spirit within us.