Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Tuesday, June 20: Esther 1-2; Acts 5:1-21 ~ Jody
Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is:Esther 1-2; Acts 5:1-21
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Esther 3-5; Acts 5:22-42
3 “Ananias,” Peter asked, “why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the proceeds of the land? 4 Wasn’t it yours while you possessed it? And after it was sold, wasn’t it at your disposal? Why is it that you planned this thing in your heart? You have not lied to people but to God.” 5 When he heard these words, Ananias dropped dead, and a great fear came on all who heard. “ Acts 5:3-5
God is the same through all time. From the beginning of time through eternity, yet we change based on circumstance, society, culture etc. Right now most of humanity doesn't want to believe or hear that this same God is our God today. The common theme in mainstream culture is that God is loving and kind (which he is!) and nothing ele. But He is also righteous, just and jealous! The story of Ananas and Sapphira illustrate the wrath of God when we are greedy and ungrateful, lying to the Him. Like any Love-Relationship, God wants our love and honesty.
God’s grace covers us, but our repentance and obedience is required to truly remain in it.