People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving. Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house. Proverbs 6:30-31
God, through Christ, restores the sinner, blots out sin, and does away with its eternal consequences. He replaces the sinner where he was before he fell.
The Israelites had soul issues! They got stuck in a cycle of sin and repentance! The Lord wanted to heal them, so that He could lead them along the right paths. And today like the Israelites, the Lord God wants to address what the enemy has stolen from us.
God is so faithful, the Lord is so good that even when we are not faithful He is faithful. Remember the Israelites were delivered them from Egypt. They were slave for 400 years and God delivered them; they worshiped God when He did. But next thing you know they made a golden calf, had an orgy party and worshiped it! God had mercy on them, but it doesn’t end there. They began to fornicate and badmouth their leader (Moses), and in judgment God caused an earthquake to swallow 23,000 of them! The Lord knew that they had experienced disappointment and trauma at the hands of Egypt, which represent Satan and the world system. But when they needed God, they would be delivered and backslide again, yet God would give them the victory and bless them again and again.
The scripture above is a biblical principle, if a thief is caught, he must pay sevenfold. A principle is a guiding code that leads us when choosing to do things: a standard/rule for life. The word says that Satan came to steal, kill and destroy while Jesus Christ came to give us life, and eternal life (John 10:10): this means that: God is ready to restore what the enemy stole, sevenfold!
Thank you Father God for restoration. Thank you for redemption and thank you for forgiveness and mercy. May we be generous vessels, giving and lending to others as you have blessed us. May we be faithful with our tithes, and may we continue to be good stewards of all that you have placed in our hands. It’s in the name of the matchless and incomparable Jesus do I pray. Amen.