"But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and keep back part of the price of the land?" Acts 5:3
OUR CHALLENGE TODAY!
Everyone these days has heard the verse, "And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free."John 8:32. Since the truth shall make us free what happens if we lie? Revelation 21:8 tells us "all liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone;" If we lie there are consequences which are very costly. Here in Acts chapter 5, Ananias and his wife Sapphira chose to lie to the Holy Spirit and in verses 5 and 10 they both died as a consequence for their betrayal to God. Now we know that many people have lied and haven't died on the spot, that is simply God's grace, he suffers long and is not willing that any should perish, still God has the option to decide our punishment if we decide to lie. Satan doesn't care if you are at odds with God, so let's watch what we say and speak only the truth!
“He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” 1John 2:4
THIS DAY IN DEVOTION:
Always tell the truth!