Read Acts 5:1-11

Then Peter said, “Ananias, why have you let Satan fill your heart? You lied to the Holy Spirit, . . . How could you do a thing like this? You weren’t lying to us but to God!” Acts 5:3a, 4b (NLT)

As Christians we should take what we say and do among the community of believers very seriously, because God does. The church should be a place where we can live honestly and transparently, rather than putting up a false front to gain respect or acclaim from others. Sin grows when hidden but dies in the light, so come to the Light that your sins may be revealed, forgiven, and put behind you.