What are we really holding back from God? Do we really think that we can handle it and take care of it on our own? In my Sunday school class I have been teaching the kids that God made us so that we can have fellowship (a friendship) with Him. And if we sin we are actually choosing to put a wedge in between us and God. After reading this passage this morning I got to thinking, in what ways are we holding back on what the Lord wants from us?
“As long as it remained unsold, was it not still your own? And [even] after it was sold, was not [the money] at your disposal and under your control? Why then, is it that you have proposed and purposed in your heart to do this thing? [How could you have the heart to do such a deed?] You have not [simply] lied to men [playing false and showing yourself utterly deceitful] but to God.” Acts 5:4
Definition of SELFISH
:concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself : seeking or concentrating on one’s own advantage, pleasure, or well-being without regard for others
I wouldn’t have said I was a selfish person but after reading this passage I really started to wonder, am I giving it ALL back to the Lord? What am I holding back for myself? Do I really think I can do such a better job then Him???