Stealing is one of the forbidden sins in the 10 Commandments of Moses. No matter what the purpose is for stealing, the act itself would still be punishable both by God’s law, and the law of men. Always remember the saying “The end does not justify the means.”

A careful study of stealing brings out a plethora of other sins that God does not want to be present in the life of a Christian. Stealing could be caused by poverty, but the apostle Paul said that he knows how to abound and how to suffer need. This means in whatever state we are; stealing should not be an option.

Another reason for stealing is envy. One person cannot stand that another person has one thing he has not. We should always remember that God blesses everyone based on his own needs, and His plans. Trying to even the balance by force means we are not subjecting ourselves to God’s plan.