Acts 8:14-20

14 Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, 15 who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, 16 for he had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit. 18 Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money, 19 saying, “Give me this power also, so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” 20 But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money!

One response to “Acts 8:14-20

  1. God’s power is not to be bought, or His gifts to be prioritized and pursued. We are to seek His kingdom, His plans, and submit to His will. His Spirit empowers us and we need His Spirit to enable us to follow His will, but we can not chase gifts and power.

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