Sept. 5, a friend of mine had his truck stolen. It had all the tools he needed to make a living. My friend is not wealthy by any means. Replacing the stolen goods will be a monumental task for him.
Most likely, that thief was a drug abuser who needed quick money for drugs.
I would ask all people and particularly young people to think very carefully before getting involved with drugs. Do you want to hurt a senior citizen by stealing the tools he needs to make a living? Would you want someone to treat you that way? Would you want someone to rob your friend that way?
If you deal drugs, you will be the cause of many people’s misery. Some of your customers will rob honest citizens to pay for drugs. They might even steal from you, your family member, or from a dear friend of yours.
You will be the cause of many parents’ grief.
You might be tempted to say, “If I don’t, someone else will.” That is not valid. Yes, someone else might do wrong, but you don’t have to. You can set a good example. Perhaps your decision not to get involved with drugs might encourage someone else to seek honest work instead of dealing drugs.
Furthermore, if you do honest work, you will have a privilege that no amount of money can buy. You can sleep soundly at night.
It is better to be poor and be able to rest peacefully than always being afraid that the ring of the doorbell might be an arrest.
If the particular thief who stole the above mentioned truck reads this, I ask that you bring the vehicle back to where you found it. If anyone knows who is responsible, please take appropriate action.
“Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.” Ephesians 4:28 (ESV)
If you are involved with drugs in any way, you must trust God to change your life. He is faithful.
Russell A. Scott