What Can't Be Stolen

In the story Ahab, Naboth, and Jezebel, Ahab steals away the vineyard Naboth inherited from his ancestors. But stealing this land winds up leading to his and Jezebel’s destruction. As children of God, we inherit from God treasures like love, joy, and peace. There will be things in life that will try and take these away. We can’t let them. Conversely, these are not things that we can steal from others and have them be genuine in our lives. True joy, love, and peace come as a gift from God – not a result of entitlement or robbery. They are things that can't be stolen.