God the Father: I want to remind the world about My seventh commandment, which sounds: “You shall not steal.” Theft is doing harm to a fellow man by taking his property from him. Man received the grace of work, thanks to which he can acquire resources that are necessary for his life: food, clothing and a roof over his head. Work is a form of penance due to man because of the original sin. If it is done honestly with the intention of praising God through it, it is accompanied by My blessing. Thus, work is good in its assumption, because it is offered to man by the Creator, even though it can be hard and thankless. These are the consequences of sin. However, work is worthy of being solicited and respected. Every decent job deserves compensation. It is the duty of man, which I have included in the seventh commandment, to respect the work of others and his own.
He who respects someone else’s work will relate with respect to its fruits, as well as to the property that was acquired thanks to the work. This property is the due of the one who earned it honestly. Thus, taking away someone’s property is taking away his remuneration due for work. It does not matter how theft occurs, whether it is secretly taking someone’s property, cheating, or appropriating to oneself someone else’s good. All these actions deserve condemnation as those that deprive a man of his remuneration due for work.
It is a sin to despise work and to reject it as a way of life. Idleness with a sense of superiority and a desire to get rich at someone else’s expense is a grave sin, if exploitation and unfair remuneration of employees are allowed here, as well as any manipulations aimed at the extorsion of honestly earned money. Not taking up a job is also a sin, because it burdens those who must put their own money to support the idlers.
The thieves are those who prey on the work of others, and who themselves will not touch any work. The thieves are those who take away the property of others, borrow and do not pay the debts, as well as appropriate themselves other people’s found belongings. Let them be sure that God’s justice will reach their injustices. No thief will enter the Kingdom of Heaven until he will return everything that he has stolen and earned at the expense of others.
Let each of you take care of your own good and do not stretch out your hands greedily for more. God will take care of every man’s needs if only he will ask Him for it. Theft is a last recourse that is rarely caused by the right needs. Thefts are rather the result of greed and jealousy, as well as idleness. Remember to be honest even in the smallest things. Beware of all deceit because small harms are also harms, just like a small ache also hurts. Be flawless. Find repugnant someone else’s money. As much as you are receiving will be enough for everything. God sees and knows. Let your honesty be known, so that everyone who sees a Christian can be sure of his integrity. I bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Translated from: 10 Przykazań Bożych na podstawie Orędzi na Czasy Ostateczne, które własnie nadeszły, Grzechynia 2019, p. 129-131