September 6, 2023

Joel Hernandez
“All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.”
Acts 2:44-45

As we reflect on Acts 2:44-45, there are several valuable lessons we can draw from the early church. Firstly, we are reminded of the important role of community as believers. Just as they thrived in their close-knit relationships, we too are called to be part of a supportive and loving community that strengthens our faith and challenges us to be intentional in meeting needs.

I’m so encouraged and challenged by how they lived. They didn’t merely give out of obligation; they willingly sold their property and possessions to support those among them who were in need. Their generosity showed their profound love for God and their deep sense of unity with one another. We can learn from their example by extending our generosity to those who are in need. In our fast-paced lives, it’s easy to overlook the struggles of those around us. Acts 2:44-45 prompts us to be more aware and responsive to the challenges faced within our communities.

Today, let’s strive to show the same unity and generosity displayed by the early Christian community. May our lives not just profess our faith but actively practice it on a daily basis. As we gather in fellowship, may our hearts overflow with love, compassion, and a genuine commitment to meeting the needs of those around us.