Acts 5:1-6

 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. 2 With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.

3 Then 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? 4 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 just to human beings but to God.”

5 When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. 6 Then some young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him.

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One response to “Acts 5:1-6

  1. It seems that they wanted the praise of men and to seem “religious” while still filling their own desires. Yikes. Doesn’t that describe most of us. When haven’t I brought an offering to God and held back part of the sacrifice for myself? God in His mercy is much more lenient and longsuffering in dealing with me.

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