After an interval of about three hours his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. And Peter said to her, “Tell me whether you sold the land for so much.” And she said, “Yes, for so much.” But Peter said to her, “How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out.” Immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. When the young men came in they found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her beside her husband. And great fear came upon the whole church and upon all who heard of these things.
What has God called you to do? Are you doing it? Ananias and Sapphira didn’t just lie to the church, they didn’t just lie to Peter, they lied to themselves, and worst of all, they lied to God. They had schemed in their hearts to pretend they were more generous than they were. Be careful to give to the Lord that which you’ve been led. You’re not just lying to yourself, you lying to God!