Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Daily Devotion: Sapphira – Her Last Act

Bible Reading: Acts 5:1-11

Key Verse: Verse 1  – But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,

Key Words: with Sapphira his wife

The name Sapphira means a jewel, sapphire.  No matter what good Sapphira might have done, her last act of deceit and pretending to do what she had not done will always be what she is remembered for.

Now let me ask you, what do you want to be remembered for?

I’m reminded of the story of a mobster who died.  He was a vile, wicked man and had done the community much harm with his life of crime.  The mobster’s brother, though, wanted something good said about his brother at his funeral, so he went to the pastor who was to preach the funeral.  He told him, “If you’ll say my brother was an angel, I’ll build you a new church auditorium.”  The community could hardly wait to see and hear what their uncompromising pastor would say.  Finally, the day of the funeral arrived, the pastor stood and said, “The man who lays before us today was deceitful, wicked, vile, hurtful, and a bad example for our children.  He gained his wealth through fraud and intimidation.  He was a horrible man, but compared to his brother, he was an angel.”

Now, all humor aside – really, what will you be remembered for when you die?

What to do:
✞ Remember you are building your testimony today that you’ll be remembered for through all eternity.

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