Part of Matthew Henry's commentary on Exodus 22 says:

A man's house is his castle, and God's law, as well as man's, sets a guard upon it; he that assaults it does so at his peril.

What is he referring to as "God's law" in reference to setting a guard upon it?

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Considering that this is a commentary on Exodus 22, which is dealing with issues relating to theft, this is likely on the specific "thou shalt not steal" commandment.

The idea of property rights is found throughout Scripture, and taking someone's property is, in it's most basic form, theft.

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