Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet. Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied to men but to God.” (Acts 5:1-4 NIV)
Prayer: LORD, help me to be mindful that what I say is more than “just words”. Words express thoughts which reveal the motives and intents of the heart. Examine my heart, and if You find anything displeasing, help me do whatever I must do to correct it. I want to be pure in heart before You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.