Posts Tagged ‘neighbor’

20
May

PROPERTY RIGHTS

   Posted by: pastordiehl    in Uncategorized

A newspaper article reported that a thief in Lodi, New Jersey, stole $7,000 in jewelry, old coins, and cash from a widow. The items taken were all she had left from her husband’s estate.

While going through his loot, the robber came across several offering envelopes containing money the woman intended to give to the Lord. Leaving the contents inside, he put them in another envelope, addressed it to the woman’s church, and then dropped it in the mail.

When the pastor discovered what had happened, he commented, “It’s characteristic of the moral confusion of our times that someone would consider stealing from a widow and her children, yet think it reprehensible to steal from the church.”

Here’s an important truth: A sin against our neighbor is a sin against God (Leviticus 6:4). Who really owns that stuff anyway?

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