Today we cover the 7th and 8th commandments – “Do not commit adultery” and “Do not steal.” Exodus 20:14, 15. What does this mean for us as Christ followers? Join us as we dive into these two important “words.” See also Eph. 4:28 & Matt. 5:27-37.
Exodus 20:14, 15
14 You shall not commit adultery.
15 You shall not steal.
Eph. 4:28 (NRSV)
28 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.
Matthew 5:27-37 (NRSV)
27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better for you to lose one of your members than for your whole body to go into hell.
31 “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I say to you that anyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of unchastity, causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
33 “Again, you have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but carry out the vows you have made to the Lord.’ 34 But I say to you, Do not swear at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 37 Let your word be ‘Yes, Yes’ or ‘No, No’; anything more than this comes from the evil one.