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Warrior Poet: Acts 5:1-11

Acts 5:1-11 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. 7 About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8 Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?” “Yes,” she said, “that is the price.” 9 Peter said to her, “How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.” 10 At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband. 11 Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.

Dear Warrior Poet,

When we lie to ourselves, others and the Holy Spirit, we are setting ourselves up for disaster.  Christian community and fellowship is designed for us to be open and honest.  We keep secrets because we want others to think of us a certain way, and at that moment, we have made an idol of our reputation and the perception of others.

When we cast our actions and motives upon God, then we misrepresent Him.  Is there an area of your life kept hidden?  Is there an area where you have used God to justify your action?

Humility is willing to be held accountable.

3 thoughts on “Warrior Poet: Acts 5:1-11”

  1. I would have at one time. I have learn I am person with lots of disabilities. As much I want hide thing God points them out. I have learn thing the hard way . The school of hard knock I have attended. Don Fransico has a song that says that from this school we never graduate. There a better way and that is turning your life over to Jesus. How I am is not important. I am a container. That in it should be filled God. It only when it is not full that I get in side. I know and understand this a big problem in my life. Can except correction. So self will not get in the way. I challenge my self not to get self in it. Peter took his eyes of Jesus and began to seek. We start to look around and try to be God. In testing God trying to prove we are some one. I sometime look back and see what fool I have been. I have learn a lot from grace point. Pastor thank you for speaking God word. Val

  2. Ouch… !
    but Needed and Thanks!

    ?who is Jesus too me/who am I to Jesus/who am I to others? … WHY?
    that is what this makes me think of… and convicting it Is.

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