Just Stop it, Part 4: How to Repent of Stealing

“God gives you the ability to provide for your needs. Finding another avenue (like playing the lottery or pursuing get-rich-quick schemes or theft) is trying to sneak around God’s means of provision.”

Following is Clint Archer’s 4th installment of “Just Stop It” posted over at The Cripplegate:

Apparently, from what I learned online, for some people stealing proves to be quite difficult. According to the FBI, most modern-day bank robberies are “unsophisticated and unprofessional crimes.” Even though banks use surveillance cameras, 76% of robbers use no disguise. Some use disguises that aren’t convincing enough.

Like one bank robber in California who, while robbing the bank, bumped into his own mother who easily recognized his disguise and promptly turned him in.

Some thieves can’t adapt their plans in the moment and botch their own heists, like the Panorama City bank robber who handed the teller a note declaring, “I have a gun. Give me all your twenties in this envelope.” The teller responded nervously, “All I’ve got is two twenties.” The pilferer took the bills and absconded with his scant take.

Remarkably, 86% of thieves don’t study the bank before the robbery, like one would-be villain who broke into a bank in Anaheim only to discover it was no longer in business and had no money.

And if you do get caught, don’t be like the suspect who just couldn’t control himself during a line-up. When detectives asked each man in the line-up to repeat the words: “Give me all your money or I’ll shoot.” The man protested, “That’s not what I said!”

Some stealing is difficult to do. But there is something far more difficult than stealing, and that is to stop stealing. 

Previously we looked at Instructions on how to repent and then specifically, how to repent of lying and anger. Today we turn our attention to thievery.  View article →

“Just Stop It” – previously posted:

Part 1 – How to repent

Part 2 – Lying

Part 3 – Anger