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His Word
Stealing
Home
The Sacred And The Profane
Praise Him In All Things
More Blessings
Now Is The Time
Desert Clothes
It Takes Time
Moving On
Be Sensitive
A Word In Season
Leading By Example
Conditional Promises
Anonymous Giving
It's Enough
Counting
Counting The Names
Awareness
Godliness
Refuge In Forgiveness
Watching Over You
Facing Your Fears
Responsibility
Who Is To Blame
Improper Desires
Be Ye Holy
Clinging To The Truth
Remembered Or Remembrance
Hidden Treasures In Egypt
Broken Tablets ~ Broken Relationships
Love And Forgiveness
Tough Love
And You Shall Love
What Do You Love
Growing Up
That You May Live
Strengthen Your Faith
What Kind Of Person Are You
What Can I Do For You
Stiff Neck
The First Man, Adam
Admonitions In Scripture
Why Was Aaron Punished
When In Doubt
Seek His Light
Desire His Commandments
Use Your Common Sense
Complete Surrender
Be Yourself
Spiritual Strength
Evaluate Properly
Examine Your Priorities
Choose Your Priorities
Be A Man
Be A Wise Man
Blaming Others
Trading Places
Proper Conduct
Keep Pure
More Land
Forty Days, Forty Years
Where Are You
Do Not Fear
As Rain
Hatred Without Cause
Peace In The Home
Great Love
Taking Risks
Tests And Spiritual Growth
Sustained By His Power
Turn And See
Be Ye Holy
Love Your Neighbor
Be Ye Perfect
Pursue Righteoness
Speaking The Truth
Be Sincere
Be Content
Be Trustworthy
True Gratitude
Love And Humility
Setting Priorities
Seeing The Word
Test of Character
The Year of Jubilee
It's A Daily Battle
Simpletons And Fools
Shortcuts
Determination
Created In His Image
Showing Respect
Rest Among The Wise
See Your Dreams Fulfilled
No Competition
Keeping Records
Fault Finding
Listening To Evil Report
Envy
Are You Easily Offended
Stealing
Uplifting Thoughts
It's Not About The Money
Accepting Responsibility
Clothes And Perfection
His Special Creation
Fear or Faith
Why Worry
Come Out
A Call To Separation
A Light To The Nations
The Praises of Yahveh
Be Compassionate
The Road To Success
You Are Special
The Fear of Yahveh
Righteous Giving
Helping The Poor
Speaking His Word
Attitudes
Grief
Strength
Gaining Wealth
No Coincidence
You Count
Receive Your Blessings
All Things Are Possible
Pray Without Ceasing
Speak To A Friend
Yahveh's Vessels
It Is Better
Long Life
Abraham's Wisdom
The Unexpected Witnesses
Measure For Measure
Seeking After Yahveh
Like A Baby
Consider Yourself Dead
Matutity
Wandering or Traveling
Gaining Wisdom
Firm Trust
Concern or Worry
Divine Blessings
Face The Truth
Do Unto Others
When We Pray
Courage To Grow
Reflect
The Power of Speech
Showing Gratitude
Sugar And Humility
Do The Right Thing
Real Forgiveness
The Pleasure of Forgiving
Love Relationship
Acts of Kindness
Say Something Nice
Never Stop Learning
The Value of Working
Beauty
Treasures
There Is Hope
Lest You Die
Now What
The Unusual Oath
Be Still

"And there was quarreling between the shepherds of Abram's flock and the shepherds of Lot's flock."  Genesis 13:7
 
Yahveh promised that he would give the Land of Israel to the seed of Abraham. The shepherds of Lot (Abraham's nephew) started using private land for grazing of their animals. This resulted in quarreling between Abraham's and Lot's shepherds. Lot's shepherds claimed that since Abraham had no children, and Lot was Abraham's closest relative, they were allowed to use these lands. Abraham's shepherds answered that it was forbidden until Abraham actually inherited the land.
 
One form of theft about which people are not so careful concerns stealing from the public. People are mistaken when they think that it is permitted since they aren't stealing from anyone in particular. Another rationalization is that one might think it is permitted since it also belongs to them. Taking from the public is the worst form of stealing, because one is stealing from many people, and it is impossible to return any item that's already consumed to many people. Therefore one must be extra careful as to how he treats public property. A true believer will be careful that his dealings with other people, private and public, are carried out with integrity, even if he is in financial distress and his debtors are pouncing on him from all directions. 
 
If a person wants to know if he can trust someone, he should observe how the person behaves in business dealings. If one is careful about every penny that goes through his hands, especially if he is the type of person who does not like to take from others, then he can be trusted. Seeing a person praying with great zeal is unfortunately not an indication of how he behaves when it comes to money matters.