Thou shall not steal (Mark 10:19; John 10:10; Romans 2:21, 13:9; Ephesians 4:28; Luke 10:30-36). Treat others as you wish them to treat you (Matthew 7:12; Luke 6:31-36). All this Biblical information means nothing to a street thug (Proverbs 1:7-22).
However, if the tables are turned on him, that will be a different story. Suppose a street robber takes a woman’s purse, runs into an alley and is ambushed and robbed by another thug? Now the first thug will think that the second thug did him wrong. But such isn’t the case. Instead it is a man reaping what he sows (Galatians 6:7; Proverbs 11:5; Luke 16:25; Matt. 26:52; Proverbs 26:27; Job 5:12-13).
How is it that he can mug someone and feel justified but cannot be robbed himself? When that poor woman was confronted with a gun in her face, begging the thug not to take her bag, he took it anyway. And now, he thinks another predator has disrespected him by robbing him of his ill-gotten gain?
Committing robbery is a sin, and all who do this evil will be lost in hell if they don’t repent. I implore men to get a job and do honest work because if a robber escapes the police, be assured he will not escape God (Psalm 94:9, 139:7-12).
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