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Liberty of Property

The sacredness of property, and the proper stewardship of it, is apparent throughout the Bible. This First Principle informs government laws prohibiting and punishing theft, robbery, insider trading, embezzlement, etc.

Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death.

- Proverbs 10:2

One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.

- Proverbs 11:24

Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your home.

- Proverbs 24:27

The sacredness of property, and the proper stewardship of it, is apparent throughout the Bible.

This First Principle informs government laws prohibiting and punishing theft, robbery, insider trading, embezzlement, etc. Likewise, the First Principle here informs government laws articulating fiduciary responsibilities. They also should inform our personal conduct in all matters involving property and our stewardship of it.

Additional Scriptures:

Genesis 1:26-31; Exodus 20:15; See also, Lev 19:11; Deut 5:19; Mark 10:19; Luke 18:20; Rom 2:21; Rom 13:9; Exodus 20:17; 2 Samuel 24:21-24; Proverbs 1:10-19; Proverbs 3:28; Proverbs 20:14; Proverbs 16:11; Proverbs 20:10; Proverbs 11:1; Proverbs 20:17; Proverbs 28:8; Proverbs 21:6; Proverbs 22:28; Proverbs 21:13; Proverbs 11:28; Proverbs 23:4; Proverbs 27:23; Proverbs 10:4; Proverbs 28:19; Prov. 13:22; Proverbs 11:27; Proverbs 13:4; Proverbs 19:15; Proverbs 20:4; Proverbs 20:13; Proverbs 13:11; Proverbs 28:20; Proverbs 17:5; Proverbs 22:22-23; Proverbs 19:1; Proverbs 22:1; Matthew 25:14-29;

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