Spirit & Life Devotional
Friday, September 26
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
VERY COSTLY DECISIONS
Acts 5:1-2 ERV "There was a man named Ananias. His wife’s name was Sapphira. Ananias sold some land he had, but he gave only part of the money to the apostles. He secretly kept some of the money for himself. His wife knew this, and she agreed with it."
I fear God. Now, there are people who will start an argument because I said so, but it doesn't matter, I fear God. People have a wrong understanding of the grace of God; in Acts 4:33 the Scripture says that great grace was upon all the believers, and in Acts 5, a man and his wife drop dead right there in church for lying to the Holy Spirit, without a chance to repent! Hmm.
The decision Ananais and Sapphira made was a very costly one, it cost them their lives. What decisions have you made? What decisions are you about to make? How costly are they? The decisions you make can make or break you. You have to understand that there are consequences, good or bad, for every single decision you make.
We will one day give account to God for every word, every action, every choice and every decision that we make while here on earth. Think well before you make your decisions about anything at all. The effects of the decisions we make today could manifest in the next 16 years! The best way to live is by love and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. You can never be wrong by doing that. I encourage you today to live by the wisdom of God. Let wisdom guide you, at home, at work, in school, and every where else.