Thinking Acts 5:4 “Didn’t it belong to

Acts 5:4
“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.”

What made you think that? This is a big question. It indicates that our thoughts can evolve from something else. That we can be in control of what we think. That we can actually think our thoughts. A thought is a thought but we can ponder on them, we can think on them.
Some of our thoughts are destructive, some lead us to act in ways we never thought we would. What made you think of doing such a thing?
1. A previous thought: the money was at his disposal. He was not forced to give the whole or any of the amount from the sale of his property. So what was he thinking? Most probably he was thinking something along the lines of: “I want to be noticed also for being generous”. What people think of you can sometimes overwhelm your wisdom.
2. A Pressure of circumstance: he was part of the church community where extravagant giving was taking place, people were doing amazing things in the area of generosity. So what was the pressure on him? Most probably other people and their strength of character and perhaps what he saw as some accolade for their giving so impressed him, he wanted to be like them. He wanted what to be like them. The pressure to be like someone else will always lead you to think wrongly.
3. A persons agreement: this was with his wife’s full knowledge. So they had discussed it. When you can find someone to agree with your thought then it can sealed and it won’t be long before it is delivered into an action. An agreement from a person is not an agreement from God.

Get a hold of your thoughts today.

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