Acts 8:21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God………Act 8:23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.
Simon who practiced sorcery confessed Jesus as Lord, verses 9-13. “Then Simon himself also believed; and when he was baptized he continued with Philip, and was amazed, seeing the miracles and signs which were done”
Simon had been astonishing the people of Samaria through sorcery, claiming he was someone great. Now that he has confessed Jesus as Lord he cannot use sorcery anymore for that demon has been cast into the abyss I believe. He felt he was not relevant anymore and was bitter, for he wanted to still be able to dazzle Samaria.
He wanted to be in the center stage like we all do, so he offered money for the gift of the Holy Spirit. How wrong he was!!!! The giftings of God cannot be bought, no amount of money can buy spiritual gift. They are bestowed by God upon His own, as many as believe and have a right heart before God! Remember, God knew us before we were conceived, His hands molded our hearts so He knows our frame, our hearts, and hears every thought.
Friends, bitterness will poison your soul and iniquity will paralyze you. You will not see even in the light for your eyes will be cloudy. Whatever hurts, pain, or worries that has turn to bitterness, please let it go!!!!!! It is never worth your peace and eternity! Let it go! Let it not poison and bind you!
- Peace! Peace! Peace! Unto you!