You May Be More of a Thief Than You Think

 

Exodus 20:15

15 “You shall not steal.

 

Proverbs 20:23

23 Unequal weights are an abomination to the Lord,     and false scales are not good.

 

Romans 13:7

Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

 

Malachi 3:8-11

Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. 10 Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. 11 I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts.

 

Proverbs 28:8

Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profit     gathers it for him who is generous to the poor.

 

Proverbs 28:20

20 A faithful man will abound with blessings,     but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.

 

 

Luke 12:13-15

13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”