Among American Gods: You Shall Not Steal


For Meditation

Find as quiet a space as possible. Read over these passages of Scripture twice. Take your time. Allow for 30 seconds of silence between passages in order to process and sit in the text for a few reflective moments. Then ask yourself the following questions:

+ What word or sentence most resonated or stood out to you as you read?
What word or sentence most confused or challenged you as you read?

Take some time to invite the Lord to speak to you, by His Spirit, about the passages you are reading. Invite Him to teach you about who He is and about you He is calling you to be as his child, through these words and phrases. Then take a few minutes to do the examen from a few weeks ago:

When did I cling to and confide in God the most?
+ When did I cling to or confide in God the least?

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Exodus 20:15

You shall not steal.

Ephesians 4:25-29

So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil. Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear.