No Inheritance Taxes--Ancient Israelites knew nothing of the kind of inheritance taxes which have become typical in our society, and which are, in a very real sense, a form of government stealing from heirs.
Preventive Justice--These two statutes show that we must take care in the use of our own property that we not jeopardize the wellbeing of our neighbors by our own stewardship.
No “Finders, Keepers”--We steal from our neighbors when we fail actively to consider their interests.
Guard against Negligence--Negligence can result in a form of stealing.
A Call to Stewardship--All things have been created to serve God’s purposes in bringing glory and honor to His Name (Ps. 119.89-91).
Stealing--The eighth commandment is accompanied by more statutes, rules, and precepts than any other of the Ten Commandments.
Are you working to connect your people to Jesus?
Augustine put off what he could see and put on what he could not.
Each action of government intervention makes us more dependent on government's good intentions.
Jesus is the Prince of Peace and we are His ambassadors.
Christ is sufficient to bring us into His presence.