Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuesday of Lent 1

The Seventh Commandment.

You shall not steal.

What does this mean?

Answer - We should fear and love God that we may not take our neighbor's money or property, nor get them by false ware or dealing, but help him to improve and protect his property and business [that his means are preserved and his condition is improved].

God does not want us to do wrong to others by taking things that don’t belong to us. Instead He wants us to improve and protect our neighbor’s livelihood, and business. We are to protect others just as He protects us in our life.

Almighty God, grant us a steadfast faith in Jesus Christ, a cheerful hope in Your mercy, and a sincere love for You and one another; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
-Madilyn Baumann

Collect for faith, hope and love, Lutheran Service Book © 2008 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
Julius Schnoor von Carolsfeld ©WELS

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