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Matthew 6: 19-21 | King James Audio Bible | KJV | King James Version

‘Thou shalt not steal.’

The commandment forbids taking what rightfully belongs to someone else without their permission or through dishonest means. Stealing includes actions such as theft, robbery, fraud or any form of dishonest acquisition. God’s commandment promotes fairness, justice and the well-being of society. It recognizes inherent value and dignity of every individual, and tells us to treat others with honesty, integrity, and respect.

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Jesus’ teachings often challenged the worldly values and materialistic mindset prevalent in society. Jesus emphasized the importance of prioritizing eternal treasures over earthly possessions. One notable interaction occurred when a rich young ruler approached Jesus and asked what he must do to inherit eternal life (Mark 10:17-22, KJV).

In response, Jesus told him to sell all his possessions, give the proceeds to the poor, and follow him. This encounter highlights Jesus’ call to let go of the love of worldly wealth and to embrace a selfless and generous lifestyle. While the rich young ruler struggled with this command, Jesus used it as an opportunity to teach the disciples about the challenges of materialism and the rewards of sacrificial living.

Furthermore, Jesus highlighted the significance of giving to the poor in the parable of the sheep and goats (Matthew 25:31-46, KJV). In this passage, Jesus speaks of the final judgment, where he separates the righteous from the unrighteous based on their acts of kindness and compassion towards those in need. Jesus emphasizes that when we care for the hungry, thirsty, naked, and marginalized, we are serving him.

These moments from Jesus’ ministry remind us that our possessions are not meant to be hoarded or used solely for personal gain. Rather, they are to be seen as resources entrusted to us by God, to be stewarded for the betterment of others and the advancement of God’s kingdom.

While not everyone is called to sell all their possessions, Jesus’ teachings encourage us to have open hands and a generous spirit. It reminds us to be attentive to the needs of the poor and marginalized, offering our resources, time, and talents in service to them. Our possessions should never become a stumbling block to loving and caring for our fellow human beings.

‘Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.’ (Matthew 6:19-20, KJV)

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  1. Jesus, help me to value people over possessions. Guide me in using what I have to bless others and make a positive impact. Amen.
  2. Jesus, teach me to be content with what I have and not to be greedy or envious. Show me how to be generous and share my resources with those in need. Amen.
  3. Jesus, help me to prioritize eternal treasures rather than being consumed by material possessions. Show me how to use what I have for your glory and the benefit of others. Amen.
  4. Jesus, open my eyes to the needs around me. Give me a compassionate heart that reaches out to the poor and vulnerable. Use me as an instrument of your love and provision. Amen.
  5. Jesus, help me to detach my heart from the things of this world and fix my focus on you. Guide me in using my resources wisely and in ways that honour you. Amen.
  6. Jesus, give me the strength to overcome the temptation of materialism and selfishness. Help me to be generous and selfless in my interactions with others. Amen.
  7. Jesus, show me how to be a good steward of the blessings you have given me. Teach me to use my time, talents, and resources in ways that reflect your love and grace. Amen.
  8. Jesus, grant me a heart of gratitude for what I have. Help me to be content and to share my blessings with those who are in need. Use me as your vessel of provision. Amen.
  9. Jesus, transform my desires from seeking worldly wealth to seeking a deeper relationship with you. Help me to prioritize what truly matters and to be generous in sharing what I have. Amen.
  10. Jesus, give me the wisdom to use my possessions responsibly and to be a channel of your love and provision. Help me to bless others with what I have and to be a reflection of your generosity. Amen.