"You shall not steal." ~ God Exodus 20:15
We are challenged to live a life of integrity. While we may not steal cars, jewelry, or flat screen TVs, is it possible we can steal from others and not even realize it?
Allow me to make a confession. In my past, there were a few times when I stole time from my employer. I was paid a wage for something I willingly chose not to do. Is that stealing? It felt that way to me.
If it is stealing, then what separates a thief from an honest man? Is it the price tag of the "lifted item"? Or could it be something deeper - like the condition of the heart? Integrity?
As the saying goes, "Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching."
God requires His people to be guided with integrity. Have you taken something that didn't belong to you?