The Word of God says, ‘Shall we continue in sin and say grace may abound? God forbid.’ When we give our lives to Christ, we enter into a contract of faithful service to God. Any act of unfaithfulness means a breach of that contract and the effects of such acts can be far reaching.
The Kingdom of God is one that is orderly, we thus cannot eat our cake and have it. The things we freely did when we were in the world will not fly when it comes to the things of the kingdom. I mean, if we were alright doing what we used to do, why should we even have felt the need to give our live and submit to the Lordship of God over our lives. Once we commit to this race, we must see it through to the end.
There’s a lot of talk in the Bible about reprobates and apostates. People who were once hot for God and one way or another lost their way. 2 Corinthians 13:5 says, ‘Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?’
When we are unfaithful, when we do not obey the instructions of God, his Spirit leaves us. Deuteronomy 32:20 says, ‘Then He said, ‘I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end shall be; For they are a perverse generation, Sons in whom is no faithfulness.’ God has no business with unfaithful people. Abraham was faithful to God and God was with him all the days of his life.
Ananias and Sapphira could not answer a simple question honestly. They may have thought their actions were harmless as they were only being smart. If only they knew God used the foolish things of this world to confound the wise.
When the children of Israel murmured against God in the wilderness, the whole of that generation were wiped out before they entered into the promised land. God gives us a chance always, in Nehemiah 1: 8 – 9, Nehemiah was reminding God of His promise saying, ‘If you are unfaithful I will scatter you among the peoples; but if you return to Me and keep My commandments and do them, though those of you who have been scattered were in the most remote part of the heavens, I will gather them from there and will bring them to the place where I have chosen to cause My name to dwell.’
We thus have a choice to either remain faithful with benefits or unfaithful with consequences.