Acts 5:12-13 – Why is it important for Christians to be honest?

The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade. No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. (Acts 5:12-13)

Recently loved ones were cheated by someone who worked for an air conditioning company who was in their home previously and told them if they needed more work, to call him on the side and he could do it for less money. They called the man and gave him money to buy an air conditioning unit. And guess what? The contractor didn’t install it. Many yearn for a reliable, independent contractor to do work around their home. But watch out! Scammers will take your money.

After the deaths of Ananias and Sapphira, word spread, and both Jews and non-Jews understood that the church was a Holy place with people who were dedicated to one another. Many wanted to remain dedicated to themselves, so church wasn’t the place for them. However, when they needed a contractor or merchant, they called upon someone they could trust. Likely they chose someone in the early church. It is important for all Christians to be honest so Christ’s church is highly regarded.

Heavenly Father, I praise you for your mercy and grace that allow me to be holy. Remind me to be trustworthy. When I give my word to help or be with another, let me follow through with my commitment even when I’m invited to do something more fun. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Acts 5:12-13 – Why is it important for Christians to be honest?

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