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
- “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.”
- You steal from yourself if you do not keep the Sabbath holy.
- Isaiah 58:13 and 14; Mark 2:27 and 28 (“the Sabbath was made for man”;
- Jesus is “the Lord of the Sabbath”). Common sense.
- Three main things to do on the Sabbath: worship, service, rest.
- 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.