Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.
When you think of stealing, you think of taking a material thing that does not belong to you. But, stealing can mean so much more. It is stealing when you don’t put in an honest days work. It’s stealing when you don’t do your fair share. It’s stealing when you don’t allow someone else to have their say.
Stealing is being selfish at times. You are robbing others of a chance to participate when you don’t allow others to voice their opinions. And when you lie to others, you are being dishonest and stealing from the truth.
God calls us to be honest and to be open to others and what they bring to the table. And He calls us never to lie to one another. Lying does nothing but allow deception to win, which is one of the tools of the enemy. The enemy loves when we lie and steal from one another. He delights in it. We can’t ever let the enemy delight in anything.
The next time you think about slacking off at work, think about the enemy. It is his plan that we stop doing the things that we know are right. Don’t let the enemy win!
Be honest with each other and you will be right with God. God never lies and does not want us to either. We are made in God’s image and likeness –stand firm and don’t let the lies become acceptable. There is no situation where lying should be acceptable.
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