It just boggles the mind that certain people still say, “Well, people are basically good in their heart.” No, they’re not.
Jeremiah 17:9(HCSB)The heart is more deceitful than anything else, and incurable–who can understand it?
Leave your door unlocked and see what happens. People are not basically good in their heart. They’re sinners with self-interests in their heart that compels them to steal.
Here’s my other question, what have you stolen? We tend to have this real sense of justice when we’ve been stolen from and conveniently overlook or diminish when we have stolen from others. Who have you stolen from? What have you stolen?
“Stealing is taking something that does not belong to you without permission or right, especially in secret or by force.” Here’s the big idea: it’s not yours, and if you take it, you’ve stolen. That’s it It’s theirs, not yours. If you take what’s theirs and make it yours, you’re stealing.