Acts 5 One of the sins God hates most is hypocrisy, the act of being something you are not. We saw it in the hypocrisy of Achan, who hid the riches taken and hidden in the book of Joshua, or the hypocrisy of Nadab and Abihu as they sought God’s favor in burning false fire. All of this tells us that God not only hates this sin but will declare it to the world and His church immediately. In this chapter in Acts, two individuals decided to lie to the church but, more importantly, to God about the purchase price of their land. There is a lesson here for us from the Book of Numbers. Num 32:23 But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the Lord, and be sure your sin will find you out.

Today, if you make a vow to the Lord, be sure to keep it, as Ecclesiastes 5:4 says. God takes no delight in fools. It is better not to vow than to vow and not pay.

Where are you in this story today? Are you honest before God or a hypocrite? What is God saying to you today?

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