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6.00pm– 7.00 pm Saturday 9October, 2021.

TOPIC: THE TREATMENT FOR THEFT/STEALING

TEXT: EXODUS 20:15; LEVITICUS 19:11

A. INTRODUCTION
It has been confirmed by the authority of Scripture that character is a pointer to destiny.

The strength of destiny is determined by the strength of character.
It is important to know that theft is one of the most destructive of character traits.

Theft, like lie, is a character trait of the devil (John 10:10). Achan (Josh. 7:24-26) and Gehazi (2Kings 5:25-27) are few examples of people whose lives were ruined by theft.

In our study today, we shall look at treatment for theft/stealing.

B. THE TREATMENT FOR THEFT/STEALING
1. Avoid covetousness and embrace contentment (1Tim. 6:6-10; Ps. 84:11).
If you have to steal it then you don’t need it. Whatever God can’t give you, you don’t need forever! Whatever God can’t give you can’t help you, it will only hurt you.

2. Embrace genuine upright labour to attract your due rewards (Eph. 4:28; Deut. 28:8; Jer. 17:11)
The Blessing of the Lord is always in search of the work of your hands. Whatever you don’t get by right is a curse, not a blessing.

3. Avoid the trap to be like others by all means (2 Cor. 10:12)
Don’t struggle to be like others because you don’t know how they got what they got. Don’t live your life according to the expectations of people, live your life according to the expectations of God.

C. COUNSEL
1. Make up your mind to work with your hands.

D. FOOD FOR THOUGHT
If you have to steal it then you don’t need it.

E. PRACTICAL APPLICATION
Avoid the trap to be like others by all means.

NB: In compliance with the NCDC/WHO protocols, leaders/hosts should kindly provide water and soap for washing of hands, encourage brethren to maintain social distancing and should also use their face masks.

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