Acts Chapter 5 By Rick Nason
When Ananias lied to the Apostles regarding the full amount of money due to the community of Believers, Peter asked Ananias a pointed question:”Why has satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself?” Let us ask it a different way. How did satan get his foot in the door of the life of Ananias and Sapphira? We may not always be aware that satan is waiting for a way to interject his evil power and influence in us. Because Ananias and his wife did not trust God to take care of their every need , they did things their own way. They doubted God’s ability and promises and became insecure and deceived. They actually thought that obedience is not always best or possible and that God would not care or notice that they were disobedient . Satan was given an opportunity to enter their life. They learned the hard way as God brought His judgement on their lives. So biblical truth teaches us that disobedience always brings a consequence, whether sooner or later. On the other hand God always blesses faithful obedience to Him. Praise Jesus!