Ananias and Sapphira wanted to have their cake and eat it too. The Believers of the early Church shared their possessions readily and it tells us in Acts 4:34 that “there was no needy persons among them.” That’s because from time to time owners of property or homes would sell them and give the money to the apostles to benefit everyone. So Ananias decided he would do the same…but secretly held back a portion. He wanted the honor and accolades for giving a large gift, but he also wanted the money. So in a way he and his wife were stealing from God and were dumb enough to think they could get by with it. Needless to say it didn’t turn out well for them. You can read the entire story in Acts 5:1-11.