A Poorly Kept Heart
Some have demonstrated impurity of heart regarding things that would otherwise have been most spiritual. For example, the Fourth of Acts closes with examples of great generosity among members of the early Church as they sold properties and gave the proceeds for the benefit of needy brethren. Acts Five opens with Ananias and Sapphira also selling land but offering only a portion of the proceeds while appearing to have offered it all. It was because of this deceit that the apostle Peter told Ananias that Satan had filled his heart and that the lie that had been told was conceived in his heart. Ananias and his wife, Sapphira, both died that day, and great fear came upon all the Church and as many as heard of it; all for the evil that proceeded from a poorly kept heart.
Written by David Hayes Prophater
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