Commandment #1: Do not have other gods besides me.
Commandment #2: Do not make images for yourself with which to worship.
Commandment #3: Do not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
Commandment #4: Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.
Commandment #5: Honor your father and mother.
Commandment #6: Do not murder.
Do not commit adultery. Do not steal.
Honor Your Marriage
Commandment #7: Do not commit adultery.
This commandment has to do with:
a) Honoring your marriage/spouse
b) Living in sexual purity
c) Being faithful to the covenant relationship with your spouse
This commandment points us to a life of purity and holiness.
“You have heard that it was said, Do not commit adultery. 28 But I tell you, everyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of the parts of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of the parts of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.”
Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar. I am warning you about these things—as I warned you before—that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Our sin starts in the heart.
1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
For this is God’s will, your sanctification: that you keep away from sexual immorality, 4 that each of you knows how to control his own body in holiness and honor, 5 not with lustful passions, like the Gentiles, who don’t know God. 6 This means one must not transgress against and take advantage of a brother or sister in this manner, because the Lord is an avenger of all these offenses, as we also previously told and warned you. 7 For God has not called us to impurity but to live in holiness. 8 Consequently, anyone who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.
Respect the possessions of others
Commandment #8: Do not steal.
This commandment has to do with:
a) Respecting other people and their property
b) Not taking something from someone without their consent
c) Earning what you have
Let the thief no longer steal. Instead, he is to do honest work with his own hands, so that he has something to share with anyone in need.
This commandment points us to respecting others and not taking things that don’t belong to you.
Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord of Armies.
Yet you ask, “How can we return?” 8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing me!”
“How do we rob you?” you ask.
“By not making the payments of the tenth and the contributions. 9 You are suffering under a curse, yet you—the whole nation—are still robbing me. 10 Bring the full tenth into the storehouse so that there may be food in my house. Test me in this way,” says the Lord of Armies. “See if I will not open the floodgates of heaven and pour out a blessing for you without measure.”
1 Timothy 6:18-19
Instruct them to do what is good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and willing to share, storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of what is truly life.
The opposite of stealing is being a good steward of what God has given us, and being generous.