God Hates Sin

Ananias and his wife, Sapphira, sold some land. They gave part of the money they received to the church and kept some money for themselves. But Ananias and Sapphira said that they gave all the money to the church. Both of them lied to God.
Because of their lies, Ananias and Sapphira died. Verse 11 tells us that then the “whole church and all the other people who heard about this were filled with fear.” I am sure many people were shocked by this, but God wanted the church to know that He will not tolerate sin.
God loves us so much! He wants us to stop sinning. Why? Because sin in our lives separates us from God. God wants to be close to us so we can enjoy our relationship with Him.
When you are tempted to disobey God, remember that he hates sin. Ask Him to keep you strong and help you resist the temptation. God will never fail you!