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Hebrews 12:1

Acts 5:1-10

This morning my battery was being drained…literally. The location services on my phone was on and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out which app was using it.

Why in the world do I need to be located?!? I know exactly where I am!!! (I apologize to all the tech savvy people out there who are appalled by my ignorance.)

After much frustration (too much really) I finally figured out to turn off my location services.

So instead of chalking that up to a wasted part of my day I asked The Lord to use it to teach me.

This is what I learned:

Just like “location services” will drain your phone’s battery life, sin will drain you spiritually speaking.

Let me explain.

Ananias and his wife, Sapphira were living for Jesus. They were “fully charged”. They had even decided to sell a possession of theirs and give it to the church. All was well until the time came to donate the money.

Instead of giving it all they decided to keep part of it. That was fine. There wasn’t anything wrong with that decision. The mistake came when they gave under the pretense that they had given it all. The had decided to submit to something that wasn’t life. Their “location service” had been turned on.

The lie they had concocted would be drain them if they didn’t repent of it….if they couldn’t figure out how to turn the “location service” off.

They chose to stay in the sin, to leave the “location service” on. And that was the death of them.

If you’re in sin I urge you to turn to Jesus to be your source of life.

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