19 So are the ways ['orach] of every one that is greedy [batsa`] of gain [betsa`]; which taketh away [laqach] the life [nephesh] of the owners [ba`al] thereof. KJV-Interlinear
19 Such are the ways of everyone who is greedy for unjust gain; it takes away the life of its possessors. ESV
The phrase, such are the ways, is in reference to the previous verses, wherein anyone who acquires anything that they do not have a right to, does so out of greed, does so fraudulently, and does so unjustly.
Anything that is taken unjustly, is taken from someone else who had a right to it.
When you take something that belongs to someone else, you are taking away their livelihood, their possessions, the accessories of their life.
Whatever you, as a person, possess, is a part of your life. When someone else takes what belongs to you, then they are in effect, taking a part of your life.
The taking, is not limited to crimes such as theft or robbery, but has a wide variety of applications when viewed in the spiritual realm.
Jesus Christ created the universe. The universe was created to be habitable. Satan destroyed the universe, thus taking it away from those who had rightful ownership of it. And for his arrogant crimes he was condemned.
Jesus Christ is God. Jesus Christ is the rightful heir of all of creation. All of creation rightfully belongs to Christ and His family, with whom He shares that creation.
The family of God, consist of anyone and everyone who believes in Christ. Therefore, believers in Christ have rightful access and possession of everything that exists.
Anyone who rejects Christ does not have rightful possession of creation. During their life as unbelievers, they are allowed to remain by the grace of God, until they believe in Christ, or until they die without salvation faith.
Any believer, who rejects spiritual growth, does not have rights to blessings or reward that belong to spiritual advancement. They remain alive in this world as believers, until such time that they begin listening and learning and growing up in their spiritual life, or until they leave this world. This too is by the grace of God.
The only people who have a right to anything in creation, are those people who are believers in Christ, and who pursue and advance in their spiritual life, to spiritual maturity.
All others, because they have rejected Christ, or because they have rejected Gods spiritual design, then in effect, take something that does not belong to them, but belongs to others who are advancing in their spiritual life.
Therefore, unbelievers, and believers who are pretenders, are nothing more than two shades of thieves, following the same pattern of rejection or indifference, while still claiming rights to something they have no right to, which obviously also applies to criminals and such types.
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