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Proverbs 6:
30. Excuses might be found for a thief, if he steals when he is starving!
31. But even so, he is fined seven times as much as he stole,
though it may mean selling everything in his house to pay it back.
Proverbs 29:
24. A man who assists a thief must really hate himself!
For he knows the consequence but does it anyway.
Living Bible

Someone you should not cultivate as a friend, is a thief. The wise man who wrote the Proverbs says that when you are the companion of a thief you are indicating that you hate yourself.

In other words: you are willingly courting disaster and destruction for your own life!

Now there are ways of talking about stealing which make it sound reasonable and not a bad thing to be involved in.
One way of justifying stealing is by saying that I was so hungry that I just had to have something to eat.

However, all actions have consequences and no matter how we justify our wrong actions, we will still suffer the consequences of those actions sooner or later!

When we are the companion of a thief, we are just as guilty.
Many times, for instance, the one who drives the get-away car is charged equally with those who actually did the robbery.

Make sure you are not allowing anyone to make stealing sound like something good to you. When you begin thinking that wrong is right in your mind, you are on dangerous ground.

Father, if I have allowed myself to become involved with stealing in any way - even if it is stealing the good name of another, please forgive me, and help me to get away from the companions who have been leading me astray.
I desire to walk with You in the paths of righteousness today and every day,
in Jesus' name,

There's a new thought here tomorrow.
See you then, God willing!

Psalm 107:
17 Some fools turned against God and suffered for the evil they did.
18 They refused to eat anything, so they almost died.
19 In their misery they cried out to the LORD, and he saved them from their troubles.
20 God gave the command and healed them, so they were saved from dying.
21 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his love and for the miracles he does for people.
22 Let them offer sacrifices to thank him. With joy they should tell what he has done.
(New Century Bible)

Daily Pointer:

Have you ever felt that
fate has dealt you a dirty hand in life?
Are there cycles of failure
in specific areas in your circumstances?
Do you sometimes feel cursed or blighted?

On this web site
we want to examine some of the reasons why
it is reasonable to feel this way,
and suggest a cure for the problem.


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