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Integrity with God: Acts 5-6 (Faithfulness)

Start:Jul 02, 2020

Duration:20 Minute(s)

Goal: this Cognitive Trail will improve the development of the spiritual fruit of faithfulness.

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Summary: Investing in the fruit of faithfulness.

Step 1

Read Galatians 5:22-23:

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."

Are you ready to make an investment in the Fruit of Faithfulness?

Step 2

Read Acts 5:1-6:

"But there was a certain man named Ananias who, with his wife, Sapphira, sold some property. He brought part of the money to the apostles, claiming it was the full amount. With his wife’s consent, he kept the rest.

Then Peter said, “Ananias, why have you let Satan fill your heart? You lied to the Holy Spirit, and you kept some of the money for yourself. The property was yours to sell or not sell, as you wished. And after selling it, the money was also yours to give away. How could you do a thing like this? You weren’t lying to us but to God!”

As soon as Ananias heard these words, he fell to the floor and died. Everyone who heard about it was terrified."

Allow the verse to penetrate, then select the 'Successful' response when you are ready to go to the next Step.

Step 3

What are your initial thoughts and reactions to this verse?

Step 4

Read 2 Samuel 6:1-7:

"Then David again gathered all the elite troops in Israel, 30,000 in all. He led them to Baalah of Judah to bring back the Ark of God, which bears the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, who is enthroned between the cherubim. They placed the Ark of God on a new cart and brought it from Abinadab’s house, which was on a hill. Uzzah and Ahio, Abinadab’s sons, were guiding the cart as it left the house, carrying the Ark of God. Ahio walked in front of the Ark. David and all the people of Israel were celebrating before the Lord, singing songs and playing all kinds of musical instruments—lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets, and cymbals.

But when they arrived at the threshing floor of Nacon, the oxen stumbled, and Uzzah reached out his hand and steadied the Ark of God. Then the Lord’s anger was aroused against Uzzah, and God struck him dead because of this. So Uzzah died right there beside the Ark of God."

In all honesty, how faithful are you in trusting and carrying out God's Word in your thoughts and actions?

Step 5

While these two Biblical examples demonstrate an unusually severe reaction to a blatant disregard for God, they do serve to make a point: God does care about our integrity in how we treat Him and His word.

Regarding your current level of integrity in your current relationship with God, ask the Holy Spirit if He has anything He wants to reveal to you.

Write down anything you receive.

Step 6

Is there something you would like to confess and/or repent of before God?

If so, you can do so privately or in the space provided.

Step 7

Would you like to show God your thanks and adoration?

If so, you can do so privately or in the space provided.

Step 8

Is there something you would like to ask of God?

If so, you can do so privately or in the space provided.

Step 9

Based on what you received from his Word, is there a specific action you would like to commit to doing today?

If so, write it down here.

Step 10

How much has this Trail increased your current level of faithfulness in God?

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