Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need. Ephesians 4;28
This week there have been two terrible cases of burglary here in Sherwood. One on Sunday in which a woman, who is still missing, was broken into at home. The suspects were caught by using her credit cards but her fate is still unknown. Today a burglar broke into a police officer's home and his foolish ways cost him his life.
Why do people think they can take what is not theirs? Laziness, arrogance, greed, wickedness...just to name a few reasons. This verse tells us that we are to use what God has physically given us to provide for our needs and wants. If you can't afford it, then you either work for it or you do without. This verse also recognizes that people do fall on hard times through no fault of their own and need help. We shouldn't just spend it or save it all for ourselves, give to others who need a hand. Sharing is caring.
I like both the movie and concept 'Pay It Forward.' The idea is if you help two people and those two each help two, equalling four people and so on. If we all worked and all shared as we should, wouldn't the world be a lil better?