Ten Rules for the Road: Rule Eight

Rule No. 8

Happy Good Friday – The Day of The CROSS

The High Cost Of Stealing

Share an experience when your private property was taken and your emotions.

How does the teaching of Jesus: “Treat others as you want to be treated,” relate

to stealing?

  1. What are some of the high costs of stealing that we all have to pay?
  2. What is Rule No. 8 for the Road? (Exodus 20:15)
  3. What does giving your employer a fair day’s work have to do with stealing? (Ephesians 4:28)

Discuss: If you do not profit your employer, your employer cannot afford to keep you.

How big of a problem is tax evasion?

As Christians, what are we to do according to Romans 13:6-7?

  1. At what point does something you borrow and have not taken back become something you have stolen?
  2. Is it essential to take things back quickly that we have borrowed?
  3. Read together Luke 19:1-10. What do we learn from this passage about the cure for stealing? How was Zaccheaus’ character rebuilt?
  4. What did Jesus do for the thief on the cross that asked for forgiveness?
  5. Why do we all need Jesus’ forgiveness and grace? (Romans 3:23)

One of my cherished songs for Easter Season especially on a Good Friday like Today is the old rugged cross: i am sharing here the first verse and the chorus:

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross
The emblem of suffering and shame
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain
So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross (rugged cross)
Till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it some day for a crown
Join me tomorrow for Rule No. 9

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