Exodus 20:15 Thou shalt not steal.
Honesty is important to us all. I remember the time when people didn't even lock their doors at night unless there was a loose convict in the area. Now people's windows are barred, they have alarms, neighborhood security guards and gates and fences to keep thieves out.
It seems that people don't have a regard for what belongs to someone else. God told Adam that he was to make his living by the sweat of his brow...in other words he was to work for what he had.
We do not want others taking the things we have earned and we should be honest in dealing with others also.
If we cheat someone it is stealing. If we fail to do the work we are paid to do, we are stealing. When we are honest it is much easier to go to sleep at night. Our conscience is clear.
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