Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need. Ephesians 4:28 NIV
How many of us have been dishonest in the past? I had a boss that took office supplies home for school supplies for his children. I have been guilty of printing materials at work for home use. The other day when shopping for groceries, I found a bunch of bananas in my cart when I got to the car that I had not paid for. The thought crossed my mind to not worry about it, but then the Holy Spirit impressed me that I should take them back into the store and pay for them. So that is what I did. These may be little things, but little things can add up to big things. We are tempted every day to be dishonest in one way or another. Honest work is essential to our happiness. Helping others through our honest labor becomes a blessing not only to others but to ourselves as well.