“Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.”
Everyone does not have the habit of stealing. But stealing has different forms like showing false accounts, when you take something which belongs to somebody else without their permission, stealing someone else’s ideas etc. When you deeply look over, the root cause for stealing is jealously.
When you don’t have something or when you are jealous on somebody’s wealth or growth, you steal. You may think it is just a small thing, but it is a huge loss for someone else. Remember, such type of attitude is not good. God has given you the strength to work and get benefited through your own hands. So, if you have that attitude, immediately quit and move away from it. God wants you to be clean-living.
“Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well.”
In order to prosper in your life, put in all your efforts when you are young. You cannot change all things in your life, when you become old. So identify the right time and sow your seeds of hard work. Remember that not all of your efforts will fail, believe that you will surely succeed one day. Learn to utilize the time given by God, because every minute in your life costs so much and it decides your future.
“By your wisdom and understanding you have gained wealth for yourself and amassed gold and silver in your treasuries.”
God does not hate people who make money through their wisdom, sincerity and hard work. Making money is not a sin, but having surplus amount of money and not helping anyone, when they are in need is a sin. Be generous to the needy, if you are rich.