When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money and said, “Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” Peter answered: “May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God. Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord. Acts 8:18-22
Out of all the silly things, one might do; trying to buy the power of the holy Spirit fits right at the top of the list. Peter told Simon that no amount of money can buy the gift of God. Man is crazy about money, but not God, for He doesn’t need it.
Don’t let money rule you nor think that it is the answer to everything. And the false statement, “everyone has a price”. No! Some of us don’t have a price; we love the Lord way too much.