Wretched Sin

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Today's reading: Acts 5:1-11

As long we are residing here on earth, sin is going to be part of our life--both our own sin and the sin of others. Perhaps that's one of the reasons why Luke gives us a dose of reality by including the account of Ananias and Sapphira immediately after writing about the exceptional qualities present in the early church. This tragic story not only serves to reminder us that we're all sinners, but also drives home the point that our sin--whether it's unplanned and happens in an instant, is intentional and thought out, is small or large--is sin against God and a serious matter.

Prior to reading this account, did you think about sin as being an offense against God? What's your view of sin after reading this account? Tami

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We serve a God who can't abide sin. This is why He made provision to take its punishment and pay its penalty with His very life, and gave us His spirit to enable us to live in victory over it. Our aim ought to be to live holy lives as an act of eternal gratitude to a wonderful, merciful Savior.

The Bible tells us that the wages of sin is death. I find the cause of their death thought-provoking. It doesn't say that God struck them down. I wonder if they died because their bodies shut down because of guilt, or if their fear of punishment led to heart attacks. Why didn't they admit their sin and ask God for forgiveness? Sin drives a wedge between us and God and causes us to think and act irrationally. If I needed money I wouldn't take it from my tithe. I would trust God to provide it in His own way.

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