Eighth Commandment (Discussion Questions)

Categories: Ten Commandments (6-10)

Read Genesis 27:1-41

  • Why is it wrong to steal?
  • Is it ever right to steal?
  • Why did Jacob steal his brother's blessing?
  • Whose idea was it for Jacob to steal the blessing?
  • What did he have to do to get it?
  • How many commandments did he break in stealing his brother's blessing?
  • What happened to Jacob's family after he did that?
  • Did his mother ever see him again?
  • Was his Dad really ready to die?
  • How do you know he wasn't going to die yet?
  • Why do you think he wanted to give Esau the blessing privately?
  • In that day when someone thought he was dying, he called in the whole family, not just one member. Do you think Isaac was being fair?
  • Where does Jacob go after receiving the blessing?
  • How did stealing the birthright change his life?
  • Why did Jacob do such a dishonest act?
  • Is Jacob a moral person?
  • How does God see him?
  • How do you help friends or family members when they want to steal?
  • Is stealing someone's time really stealing?
  • What other kinds of stealing can you think of?