Ephesians 4:28 (AMP) Let the thief steal no more, but rather let him be industrious, making an honest living with his own hands, so that he may be able to give to those in need.
When Daniel first started stealing, he did this because he needed the things he stole. But as time went on, he realized that he would even steal things he did not need. He now knew he was in bondage to stealing when he couldn’t help but steal.
When he accepted Christ, for the first time in his life, he knew someone important looked out for him and he didn’t have to steal anymore. He also realized he now had the power to stop stealing.
I know of people who are in bondage to stealing, they cannot help it. This is a spiritual problem. They are bound by an unclean spirit that makes them steal compulsively. Unfortunately, without Christ, they would not know permanent freedom from such an unclean spirit.
When the Lord says through the apostle that ‘let the thief steal no more’, it is because He knows that anyone in Christ has the power to stop stealing.
Go into today knowing that he that has been set free by Christ cannot be bound by anything he does not want. He is the one to choose whether to enter his freedom or remain bound. Who the son sets free is free indeed (see John 8:36).
Prayer: I am free to serve the Lord and prosper in my calling. Jesus has set me free, I cannot be bound.
—Abraham Damilola Arigi
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