Women in Acts (2)

Our Bible Reading today tells us about a woman named Sapphira. She and her husband, Ananias, were part of the church in Jerusalem. Acts 4:34b-35 tells us about the people in that church. “Everyone who owned fields or houses sold them. They brought the money they got and gave it to the apostles. Then everyone was given whatever they needed.”
Ananias and Sapphira sold some land, but they gave only part of the money to the apostles. It was not wrong for Ananias and Sapphira to only give part of the money to the church. But it seems that they lied about how much money they gave. They both died because they lied to God.
There are people today in the church who are like Ananias and Sapphira. These people pretend that they give lots of money to the church so that other people will praise them and respect them. But God always wants us to tell the truth. Be sure that everything you say/sign is true and pleases God.