Getting Things the Right Way (9 of 11) by Ken Trivette

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Getting Things the Right Way (9 of 11)
The Perfect Ten For A Whole Life (Ten Commandments)
Ken Trivette
Exodus 20:15

A) The Diversity of Stealing
B) The Dishonesty of Stealing

A) The Purpose of Work
B) The Prosperity of Work

A) Excludes a Selfish Life
B) Encourages a Sensitive Life

I once came across a website called “Dumb Criminal Acts.” It contains several true stories of dumb things done by criminals. One of the stories I read was about a man from the town of Grand Forks, North Dakota. He decided to travel to Fargo so that he could rob the First Community Bank. The criminal quickly scribbled a note demanding money and gave it to the teller. Frightened, she gave the man what he asked for and watched him run out of the door. Police were called and upon reviewing the ransom note, it was noted that the message had been written on the perpetrator’s bank deposit slip. Police traveled to the man’s house and arrested him on his front porch.

Another I read was about a man who burst through the doors of a building and yelled, "This is a hold up." Though he had meant to rob the post office next door, the man had burst into his local police station.

My favorite was about a would-be robber who as he entered the bank he tripped on the step, causing his mask to fall off. His foot got caught under the doormat, causing him to slide across the floor to the counter. Staggering to his feet, the dazed and confused man waved his fake gun and said, "This is a stuff-up!"

As we continue our study of the Ten Commandments, today we look at the 8th commandment that says, “Thou shalt not steal.” This is a commandment that not only has a word for the Bonnie and Clyde’s of the world, but for each of us. It is a commandment that not only condemns the wrong way of getting things, but also reminds us of the right way to ob ...

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