Victory through Jesus Christ
10/15/15 at 12:51 AM 0 Comments

Do not commit theft, robbery, stealing or burglary!

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The ten countries with the largest population in world are first being China, the second country in the world with most population is India, and United States is the 3rd most populated country in the world and Indonesia is the fourth most populated country in the world.

According to crime statistics by the world, United States ranks first in the world for highest crime followed by the United Kingdom. In America, the crime clock continues to click: one murder every 22 minutes, one rape every 5 minutes, one robbery every 49 seconds, and one burglary every 10 seconds. And the cost of crime continues to mount: $78 billion for the criminal justice system, $64 billion for private protection, $202 billion in loss of life and work, $120 billion in crimes against business, $60 billion in stolen goods and fraud, $40 billion from drug abuse, and $110 billion from drunk driving. When you add up all the costs, crime costs Americans a stunning $675 billion each year. Approximately one in every 18 men in the United States is behind bars or being monitored. The United States has the highest documented incarceration rate in the world at 754 persons in prison or jail per 100,000 U.S. residents (as of 2008). In the United States, burglary, robbery, aggravated assault rates are the highest number of crimes. Among the largest American cities, Memphis, Tennessee had the highest number of burglaries at 2,183, followed by Detroit, Michigan at 2,064, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Reports.

Stealing is an abomination which says in (Jeremiah 7:9-10). The thieves wait to commit, under shelter of the night.( Obadiah 1:5, Job 24:14)

God has commanded several times that we must not steal .The commandment “You shall not steal” is in Exodus 20:15. It is repeated in Leviticus 19:11 and Deuteronomy 5:19 and is also commanded by Jesus in Matthew 19:18, Mark 10:19 and Luke 18:20. In Jeremiah 7:9 and Zechariah 5:3 we are told of God’s displeasure with those who do steal. In Romans 13:9 Paul points out that if we love our neighbour we will not steal. In Ephesians 4:28 he says that those who have been guilty of stealing should repent and change their ways. Gods word say in Isaiah 61:8 "For I, the LORD, love justice. I hate robbery and wrongdoing."

God says that thieves shall never inherit the kingdom of God. “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: ….nor thieves…. Will inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Conclusion: God gives warning in Ephesians 4:28 as “Let him that stole, steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.”

For crime statistics: http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_tot_cri-crime-total-crimes

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