For those who are non-Christians, the story of Ananias and Saphira is quite popular in the new testament as it teaches against lying among others.
The story of Ananias and Saphira is about a couple, who sold their property for the work of God but refused to say the truth about how much they earn from the sales and instant death was the punishment.
In case you want to read more about them, you can read Acts 5:1-11
Although, Ananias and Sapphira are not a couple worthy of emulation, however, there are some positive lessons to learn from them.
Even though their end was towards a bad deed, we can actually learn and make use of them for a good deed also.
1. Total Agreement: once you go through the Bible passage, you will understand that both Ananias and Sapphira had a total agreement as a couple.
They had determined at their home that this is ‘what we are going to do and nothing will change it.’
And we will see that till the very end none of them change their stance from what they had agreed on.
The Bible confirms this in the book of Amos 3:3, it read, ‘Can two walk except they are in one accord?’
With this, we can say that agreement is very important between a husband and his wife.
2. Ananias did not hide anything from his wife: from the passage, we can conclude that Ananias had discussed with his wife on the idea of wanting to sell their property.
This is one thing some men of today lack, they prefer to take a decision that will affect the home without letting their wives know anything.
Most believe been the man of the house means taking a final decision on their own but no you are no longer ‘single’ you have a business partner you must carry on along in your family affairs and she is your wife.
3. The support of a wife: ‘Behind every successful man, there is a woman, likewise, behind every unsuccessful man, there is a woman.’
Although Sapphira supported her man to commit a sin, however, she supported him to the very end.
A woman can actually learn from this by giving her husband the right support in whatever he plans to do.