A man wanted a house for himself and borrowed from the bank to purchase it. But the house he purchased, he could not afford and soon the bank came to collect. Yet, the original owners of house had double their investment and were able to build a bigger house.
A woman bought a dependable car far under market value. But one day she thought of trading it in. She went to the dealership and test drove a more expensive model, but found it to be defective. But upon returning to the dealship, she had discovered that the salesman assuming she would purchase the flashly new car had sold her original one. For he was intent on making a profit. The salesman had sold a car that didn’t belong to him, he was now responsible for reimbursing the woman the full value of the original vehicle.
People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving. Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house. Proverbs 6:30-31
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Rom.6:23
“you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” 1 Cor. 6:20
“You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings.” 1 Cor 7:23
“Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;” psalm 107:2
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10
We as heirs with Christ claim our inheritance…. God’s promises.
“Instead of your shame
you will receive a double portion,
and instead of disgrace
you will rejoice in your inheritance.
And so you will inherit a double portion in your land,
and everlasting joy will be yours.
8“For I, the Lord, love justice;
I hate robbery and wrongdoing.
In my faithfulness I will reward my people
and make an everlasting covenant with them.
9Their descendants will be known among the nations
and their offspring among the peoples.
All who see them will acknowledge
that they are a people the Lord has blessed.” Isaiah 61:7-9