Reformed Theology Week 42 - Let's Read the Heidelberg Catechism!  Calvinism

Week 42 – Let’s Read the Heidelberg Catechism!

Reformed Theology Week 42 - Let's Read the Heidelberg Catechism!  Calvinism
Week 42 – Let’s Read the Heidelberg Catechism!

Lord's Day 42

Q&A 110

Q. What does God forbid in the eighth commandment?

A. God forbids not only outright theft and robbery, punishable by law.1

But in God's sight theft also includes all scheming and swindling in order to get our neighbor's goods for ourselves, whether by force or means that appear legitimate,2 such as inaccurate measurements of weight, size, or volume; fraudulent merchandising; counterfeit money; excessive interest; or any other means forbidden by God.3

In addition God forbids all greed4 and pointless squandering of his gifts.5

1 Ex. 22:1; 1 Cor. 5:9-10; 6:9-10

2 Mic. 6:9-11; Luke 3:14; James 5:1-6

3 Deut. 25:13-16; Ps. 15:5; Prov. 11:1; 12:22; Ezek. 45:9-12; Luke 6:35

4 Luke 12:15; Eph. 5:5

5 Prov. 21:20; 23:20-21; Luke 16:10-13

Q&A 111

Q. What does God require of you in this commandment?

A. That I do whatever I can for my neighbor's good, that I treat others as I would like them to treat me, and that I work faithfully so that I may share with those in need.1

1 Isa. 58:5-10; Matt. 7:12; Gal. 6:9-10; Eph. 4:28

Lord’s Day 42Q&A 110Q. What does God forbid in the eighth commandment?A. God forbids not only outright theft and robbery, punishable by law.1But in God’s sight theft also includes all scheming and swindling in order to get our neighbor’s goods for ourselves, whether by force or means that appear legitimate,2 such as inaccurate measurements of weight, size, or volume; fraudulent merchandising; counterfeit money; excessive interest; or any other means forbidden by God.3In addition God forbids all greed4 and pointless squandering of his gifts.51 Ex. 22:1; 1 Cor. 5:9-10; 6:9-102 Mic. 6:9-11; Luke 3:14; James 5:1-63 Deut. 25:13-16; Ps. 15:5; Prov. 11:1; 12:22; Ezek. 45:9-12; Luke 6:354 Luke 12:15; Eph. 5:55 Prov. 21:20; 23:20-21; Luke 16:10-13Q&A 111Q. What does God require of you in this commandment?A. That I do whatever I can for my neighbor’s good, that I treat others as I would like them to treat me, and that I work faithfully so that I may share with those in need.11 Isa. 58:5-10; Matt. 7:12; Gal. 6:9-10; Eph. 4:28
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