18 When Simon perceived that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money. 19 He said, “Give me this authority too so that anyone on whom I lay my hands will receive the Holy Spirit.” 20 Peter responded, “May your money be condemned to hell along with you because you believed you could buy God’s gift with money! 21 You can have no part or share in God’s word because your heart isn’t right with God. 22 Therefore, change your heart and life! Turn from your wickedness! Plead with the Lord in the hope that your wicked intent can be forgiven, 23 for I see that your bitterness has poisoned you and evil has you in chains.” 24 Simon replied, “All of you, please, plead to the Lord for me so that nothing of what you have said will happen to me!” (Acts 8:18-24, CEB)
Can you buy God?
Or do anything to receive the free gift that God gives to all?
This is a hard concept to grasp. In every other place in our lives, we have to do the right things or pay the right price to get ahead or recognition. But with God, we can not earn the gift or do enough to obtain it.
Know the gift can not be bought and you’ll never run out of love from God.
Go always sharing the love you have been given.
Loving People. Loving God.