“Thou Shalt Not Steal”, the [tag]Eighth Commandment[/tag], is easy for kids to understand. The themes here are excellent ones to use in your [tag]Sunday school[/tag] lesson to teach this Commandment. They understand fairness very well. Kids are known for saying, “not fair!” when they see an injustice. Having something taken from them strikes a raw nerve.
The Eighth Commandment allows us to discuss with children what happens to people’s hearts when they steal, and how they need to react if someone steals from them. God wants us to learn to be patient and wait, so we won’t steal and so we’ll also know how to act if someone steals from us.
Talk about how God looks out for us when things go wrong. God always looks out, but sometimes we have to wait patiently.
Sometimes people steal things because they think God doesn’t see them. But he sees everything; He knows everyone.
When somebody steals or does something bad to us, it is hard to wait sometimes and do the Christian thing, which is not to seek revenge.
If we wait, we find that God takes care of bad situations for us. God is always on time!