This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Thy Shall Not Steal Essay

1178 words - 5 pages

Thy Shall Not Steal is the eighth principle of moral behavior for the human race. It is also
embedded into the foundation of the moral code and legal system of western civilization yet, it is
probably the most desecrated. I believe that no one should steal.
It was an ordinary summer weekend where I like many children were outside playing in the
neighborhood. My family and I had recently relocated into a lovely home in a very prominent
area of town. This home was not too far from a large university campus which I admired and
dreamed of attending. I would sometimes redirected my route as I walked home from school
carrying my book bag in hopes of being mistaken for a young ...view middle of the document...

What happened in that next hour changed and reinforced my beliefs profoundly. After
eating and resting for a while I asked my mother if I could go back outside and continue to play,
she replied, “yes but only for a little while longer because it will be dark soon.” I ran out the
door making a beeline to my bicycle, however as I looked in the location where I last left it there
was nothing there. Now bewildered I turned in circles to scan the porch and front yard.
I ran around the house to the backyard and looked in the garage with hopes that maybe my mom
or dad had placed it in their while I was inside. Next I paced back and forth reflecting and
thinking where on earth my bicycle could be! I ran inside and asked my mom where was my
bicycle? Perplexed by my question she looked with a blank stare and said, “you parked it on the
front porch.” After hearing that I ran back outside and look at the very same spot where I left by
bicycle on the front porch now hoping and wishing that somehow I over looked it. Panic and
anxiety sat in as I came to terms with the inevitable, that someone has taken my bicycle.
I walked and searched up and down the very same street that I would ride my bicycle for hours.
Next I decided to knock on the neighbors’ door to my left, right and across the street to ask if
they have seen my bicycle, everyone replied “no.” I continued to walk and search the
neighborhood, asking everyone that I came into contact with if they had seen my bicycle; time
after time everyone exclaimed, “no.” After what seemed like an eternity, I broken heartedly
began to cry and gave up my search. I slowly began my long arduous walk home through the
neighborhood, up and down the same streets which I once rode my bicycle. On my arrival home
mother was waiting at the door and empathetically watched as I paused on the porch and gazed
at the area where my bicycle last sat; as if it were a memorial or sacred location. Finally I
labored my into the house with my head held low. My mother attempted to comfort me by
telling me not to be sad and that she would buy me another bicycle. Not ready to give up hope
I asked my parents could we call and report the theft to the authorities. They both felt that it
would...

Other Papers Like Thy Shall Not Steal

Explain the principles that Christians believe should guide their personal relationships

551 words - 3 pages we are all members of one body."This means that we should not lie to the people we know or by any means jeopardise relationships which God has given to us. For we are all members of God's family.The 10 commandments are also looked upon, 6 of the 10 tell us how to behave.1. Honour thy father and thy mother.2. Thou shalt not kill.3. Thou shalt not commit adultery.4. Thou shalt not steal.5. Thou shalt not bear false witness.6. Thou shalt not covet

Good Scripture Essay

1530 words - 7 pages me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me. Psalms 38:21 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.  Psalms 121:7 Sanctify them through thy truth. John 17:17 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him. 2 Timothy 2:12 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. Psalm 25:5 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in

Romeo and Juliet Evaluation of Friar Lawrence's Help

1227 words - 5 pages loss, but then an idea comes to him, it may be crazy but just crazy enough that it might work. “Hold, then. Go home, be merry. Give consentTo marry Paris. Wednesday is tomorrow.Tomorrow night look that thou lie alone.Let not the Nurse lie with thee in thy chamber. Take thou this vial, being then in bed,And this distilled liquor drink thou off,When presently through all thy veins shall run a cold and drowsy humor, for no pulse shall keep his

Anti Abortion - the Truth of Abortion

776 words - 4 pages \"And, behold, one came and said unto Him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And He said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but One, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto Him, which? Jesus said, THOU SHALT DO NO MURDER, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and mother: and

Ten Commandments Questioned

926 words - 4 pages :27-36). There are several other scriptures in the Bible that help this commandment make more sense, including “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven (Luke 6:37). I think it is important to understand that exercising mercy as God directs us to do in the scriptures above, does not mean condoning the things that someone may have done. The sixth commandment, “Thou

Different Types of Religions

957 words - 4 pages | |5. Honour thy father and thy mother | |6. Thou shalt not kill | |7. Thou shalt not commit adultery | |8. Thou shalt not steal

Extra Scenes

2113 words - 9 pages thief, shall we not lay hands on him? DOGBERRY Truly, by your office, you may; but I think they that touch pitch will be defiled: the most peaceable way for you, if you do take a thief, is to let him show himself what he is and steal out of your company. Act 5 scene 4 LEONATO Come, cousin, I am sure you love the gentleman. CLAUDIO And I'll be sworn upon't that he loves her; For here's a paper written in his hand, A halting

To Know the Love of Christ

563 words - 3 pages God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. • Nothing can separate us from the love of God. Lam 3:22 It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. Lam 3:23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. • His mercies are renewed every morning. Grace is not a license to sin. Rom 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? Rom 6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? • We cannot simply allow ourselves to continue to sin, simply expecting God to forgive us. • We must come to a stopping place in our life.

Re Sba

872 words - 4 pages important symbol among members of the Rastafari movement. Then there are the dreadlocks which is supported by Rasta’s from the following verse of the book of Leviticus and it reads: “Do not show on their heads bald, or shaved the ends of their beards, nor make any cuttings in your flesh” 21:5 The locks have come to symbolize the mane of the Lion of Judah and rebellion against Babylon. It can also be called locks or dreads. Another incorrect

Hammuarbi

715 words - 3 pages one steal cattle or sheep, or an ass, or a pig or a goat, if it belonged to a god or to the court, the thief shall pay thirtyfold therefore; if they belonged to a freed man of the king he shall pay tenfold; if the thief has nothing with which to pay he shall be put to death. Law 104 states: if a woman quarrel with her husband, and say: “You are not congenial to me,” the reasons for her prejudice must be presented. If she is guiltless, and there

It Is a Mistake to Reject Religious Principles in Favour of Secular/Ethical Principles for Guidance in Medical Ethics

2175 words - 9 pages “It is a mistake to reject religious principles in favour of secular/ethical principles for guidance in medical ethics” A religion such as Christianity has rules and guidelines that are made by the Church using teachings and bible scriptures so that Christians can live a moral life to achieve an afterlife. An example of this is the Ten Commandments that was given to Moses which contain laws such as ‘thy shall not steal’ and ‘thy shall not kill

Related Essays

Marine Corps Mess Night Essay

1137 words - 5 pages Rules of the Mess. The following are some time-honored rules of the mess. These can be modified or expanded depending on local custom. a. Thou shall be punctual, heavy fines will be levied on all late arrivals. b. Thou shall not wear an ill-fitting, ill-prepared, or discolored uniform. c. Thou shall not wear clip on ties. d. The sounding of “Chimes” is the last opportunity to make thy head call until thy meal is completed. e. Thou

Night By Elie Wiesel Essay

890 words - 4 pages Sleep, the filmy-eyed, Murmured like a noontide bee, Shall I nestle near thy side? Wouldst thou me?—And I replied,             No, not thee!    Death will come when thou art dead,             Soon, too soon— Sleep will come when thou art fled; Of neither would I ask the boon I ask of thee, belovèd Night— Swift be thine approaching flight,             Come soon, soon! by Percy Bysshe Shelley Swiftly walk o'er the western

Anne Bradstreet Poem Essay

862 words - 4 pages you lose things, and how you fall into this trap of frustration, and how it can mess you up. Anne once again relates back to the idea of loss “Didst fix thy hope on moldering dust, the arm of flesh didst make thy trust? Raise thy thoughts above the sky.” This has a sense of biblical reference in it. Matthew 6:19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for

50 Questions Essay

1571 words - 7 pages . Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain  3. Remember to keep holy the Lord’s day  4. Honor thy father and thy mother  5. Thou shalt not murder 6. Thou shalt not commit adultery  7. Thou shalt not steal 8. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor  9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife 10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods 29. List the precepts of the Church. 1