Sapphira’s story is a sudden and a sad one. She can be found, along with her husband and partner-in-crime, Ananias, in Acts chapter 5. They lived during early A. D. days when the Christian church was getting started in Jerusalem. The resurrection of Jesus the Christ had just taken place, the apostles had been filled with the Holy Spirit and were practically on fire for God, many signs and wonders were done, and people were getting saved and being added to the church daily.
Delilah is one of the better known women of the Bible because she plays a key part in the popular story of Samson. We read about her in Judges 16:4-9 and Judges 16:10-20. The Word tells us that Samson ‘loved a woman in the Valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah’; but it never tells us that Delilah loved Samson back. Something bad is always bound to come of a relationship where one person truly loves the other person who is only pretending to love them in return.
Do not lie to each other. – Colossians 3:9
It is never right to lie – not to yourself, not to others, and not to God. People and culture and times may change, but the fact that ‘honesty is the best policy’ never will. It is always right to tell the truth, even if that truth may hurt. It is so much better to be wounded with the truth for a moment, then to be hurt with a lie forever. Most times, telling the truth seems to be hard because lying makes itself look so easy.