I've never given much thought about Jesus being a thief until hearing a sermon by our Pastor this Sunday. Jesus was crucified on a cross between two thieves. One of the thieves said if Jesus was the Messiah, He should prove it by saving Himself and them. But the other thief, faced with death, asked why the first thief didn't fear God. Then He asked Jesus to remember him when He got to Heaven.
At that moment, Jesus stole the man's soul from Satan. And Jesus is still saving souls each and every day.
What a glorious thought! Amen.