Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied to men but to God.
— Acts 5:4
Ananias sold a field and conspired with his wife to give some of the profit to the apos- tles but make it seem as if they were giving all of the profit. They should have known Peter was a man filled with the Holy Spirit. Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?” (Acts 5:3). Then Ananias dropped dead. Sounds like a scene from an E! True Hollywood Story!
Three hours later his wife, Sapphira, came to the apostles. She hadn’t seen or heard what had happened to her husband. They didn’t have Twitter back then. Peter gave her a chance to speak. He asked her if the amount An ...
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