Ananias and Sapphira, husband and wife, had decided that only a portion of their goods should be given to God. Then they decided to act as if they were giving Him all of it.
They excluded Jesus from their plan.
Jesus, who had only thoughts of peace and blessings toward them. The One who would have loved to have guided them down a straight and narrow path of righteousness.
They left Him out.
It lead to their death.
Jesus is more than willing to instruct us. We just have to be willing to go to Him for direction.