Bible Study Questions – You Shall Not Steal
The 7th Commandment
What causes someone to steal?
See how many ways you can think of to break this commandment? Exodus 21:16; Leviticus 19:11,13, Deuteronomy 19:14; 22:1-4, 24:15; Proverbs 20:10, 29:24; Psalm 37:21, 62:10; Luke 3:14; 1 Corinthians 6:7; 2 Thessalonians 3:10-12; 1 Timothy 3:8; James 5:2-5
How is this a getting/being given problem? Matthew 5:42; Luke 3:11; Acts 20:35; 2 Corinthians 9:7; Philippians 4:10-13
How is stealing from each other also stealing from God? Psalm 24:1; Job 41:11; Haggai 2:8; James 1:17
What occupations can you think of that the world expects stealing to be a part?
What emotions come out from having been stolen from? Explain
How is the sin of omission stealing? How is it stealing from God?
How is stealing really a question of honor?
Is stealing ever justified? Proverbs 6:30-31 How can this be abused?
What is God implying when He gives us this command? John 10:10
How serious is God about this command not to steal? 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Is this sin only a God thing? Roman 13:1-7; Ephesians 4:25-27
So, what must we do in light of this commandment? (1)Matthew 6:21; (2)1 John1:9; (3)John 8:11b
What are some of the consequences of stealing both worldly and heavenly?
Few people question the attitude of getting the best of someone else. Where does this kind of attitude come from and why is it so widely believed?
What kind of responsibility do we hold to protect the property of others? To what measure should we go to do this?
Does gambling break this commandment? Ephesians 4:28
What of the other commandments fit into this commandment?
How can stealing be a violation of loyalty? Of integrity?