NCF Sunday Worship

Sep 11, 2022    Pastor Bob Becker

God owns the cattle upon a thousand hills. He owns everything but has allowed us to mirror His ownership through us owning private property. A person cannot steal something if it does not rightly belong to someone else. This commandment does not just forbid stealing what belongs to someone else, but also advancing ourselves economically by taking advantage of the weaknesses of others (TableTalk). The positive side of this commandment calls us to be generous to the poor, to have an open hand to the poor (Deut. 15:11—from which Open Hand of Fredericksburg gets its name). Proverbs 19:17: “Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed.”