Ananias made up the story,
His wife went along with it too;
But Peter knew he couldn’t believe it
Cause the Spirit had said it’s not true.
He said they had sold some property
And all the proceeds were at his feet;
But they kept back some of the money
Sapphira, also this lie did repeat.
Peter wisely called out Ananias,
Revealed Satan had filled his heart;
That he lied to the Holy Spirit
So the two could keep a small part.
The plot that was contrived
Was not against the people, but God;
For the money that they had kept
Came from Him whom they had robbed.
Ananias fell dead at Peter’s feet:
Great fear overcame those around;
Young men came and took him out
And then they buried him in the ground.
As it happens three hours later
His wife Sapphira did also arrive;
Not knowing the fate of Ananias
Or the failure of the scheme contrived.
Peter asks her all the same questions,
She answered in much the same way,
Testing the Spirit of the Lord
She exits the very same way.
Fear came upon the whole church,
Upon all who had heard these things;
May we also learn the lesson given
And hold fast to the truth that it brings.
The church is to be holy and pure
different than the world, you see;
Not full of lies or compromise
But known for its love and purity.
By: Larry G. Stump Jr.
Ananias and Sapphira lie to Peter about the money they received from selling some of their property.