Return That Which Is Lost

So often have we heard the phrase as we’ve grown up, “finders keepers losers weepers”, but is this of God or of Satan? In order to find this answer, all you need to do is turn to Leviticus, chapter 6. It was who answered this question about keeping what we find or returning it is what matters most in these verses. It is written, “and the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, if a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the Lord, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbour; Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein. Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found, or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering.” (Leviticus 6:1-5)

When it comes to knowing what is God’s will or not, it is important to get our information from the Bible and not what people say traditions may say in our family. The truth is, taking something from another person is stealing, especially when we know who owns what is in our possession. It is also bad to not find ways to return what we found. Therefore, I give you four things we should do if we find something that is not ours. #1 Turn in what we found to lost and found if this is available. #2 Return what someone lost if you saw them lose it. #3 If you saw someone lose something and also saw the person pick it up, go to the person who has it and ask them to return it. #4 If you know of a person that has something another person has lost but won’t return it, go to the authorities and tell the offending person the details. So we know that keeping something of another person is sinful in God’s sight. Who’s side are you on? The Lord’s side or someone else’s? If you are following Jesus, then do as God says also when it comes to returning the lost thing to the rightful owner. I would never wish to be found living in sin and not be aware of it when I die. Amen.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that You will help me in all things. It is never my desire to sin unknowingly. Therefore, I search the scriptures daily, in order to follow what is written and not be led astray. I am so grateful for every word that has been written down in the Bible. It surely is a roadmap to our lives. I am more in tune with Your will then when I sit down and study the Bible than when I am doing my own things. So I give You thanks for the people who helped bring to pass the Bible we have today. So much time and effort were put forth in order for people to read Your words in their own language. You helped in all these efforts in reaching more people with the Bible. What a time it must have been to be alive when this was all taking shape. Since that time, You have sent Your messengers in all the world to preach the gospel. if I am considered part of any of these efforts in the time I live in, I give You thanks. Help me this day to remember to return that which is not mine. If I have anything in my company that I gained without paying for or receiving as a gift, help me to find the rightful owner. I love You, Lord. I give You all the glory and praise. I trust in You. Amen.

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  1. Amen! Stealing is wrong and sinful and keeping something that you found without trying to find the original owner, is stealing. Let us serve Christ and not steal but return what we found if possible.

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