A Thief – Who? me?

Posted: March 22, 2011 in Wandering Thoughts

Here i go again. This past weekend i was led away from Jonah back to this idea of my “Want To” or giving my “All. The latest example of this idea that God requires ALL is a story that comes from Acts 4 starting at verse 31 to the end and then Acts 5.

31And (In continuance) when (At that moment) they (Those of like mind) had PRAYED (Not socialized, not read the word, not shared their thoughts), the place in which they were assembled  (Where they were right then)was shaken (As a result of what they had done); and they were ALL (All were praying so all recieved) filled with the Holy Spirit, and they continued to speak the Word of God with freedom and boldness and courage. 32Now (As a result of) the company of believers was of one heart and soul, and not one of them claimed that anything which he possessed was [exclusively] his own, but everything they had was in common and for the use of all. (AS A RESULT OF PRAYER)

 33And with great strength and ability and power the apostles delivered their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace (loving-kindness and favor and goodwill) rested richly upon them all. 34Nor was there a destitute or needy person among them, (That was the why to) (This is a how to) for as many as were owners of lands or houses proceeded to sell them, and one by one they brought (gave back) the amount received from the sales

Next i get a picture of what it looked like. 35And laid it at the feet of the apostles (special messengers). Then distribution was made according as anyone had need. 36Now Joseph, a Levite and native of Cyprus who was surnamed Barnabas by the apostles, which interpreted means Son of Encouragement, 37Sold a field which belonged to him and brought the sum of money and laid it at the feet of the apostles.

All this is just history to see what was going on, where it was going on, when it was being done,  how it was being done, why it was being done, who was doing it, which is very important to the next part of the story. Oh, and i also see who was interested and who was committed.

Acts 5 1BUT –  (In contrast to)… Barnabas who gave as an act of worship.  A certain man named Ananias with his wife Sapphira sold a piece of property,  2And with his wife’s knowledge and connivance he kept back and wrongfully appropriated some of the proceeds, bringing only a part and putting it at the feet of the apostles.

James 1:14 is what was taking place. Every person is tempted when he is drawn away, enticed and baited by his own evil desire (lust, passions). 15Then the evil desire, when it has conceived, gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is fully matured, brings forth death.

Yes Ananias was ‘s sin was about to become fully mature and would bring forth death, but more importantly he was “stealing Divine glory,” by withholding what he was professing as belonging to the Lord. When i do not give what i profess as belonging to God, i am stealing His Divine Glory.

When i do not give what i profess as belonging to God, i am stealing His Divine Glory.

When i do not give what i profess as belonging to God, i am stealing His Divine Glory.

When i do not give what i profess as belonging to God, i am stealing His Divine Glory.

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