Acts 2:43–45: Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.
The believers continued to use the temple for their place of assembly and ministry, but they also met in various homes. The 3,000 new converts needed instruction in the Word and fellowship with God’s people if they were to grow and become effective witnesses. The early church did more than make converts; they also made disciples. Two phrases in Acts 2:42 may need explanation. “Breaking of bread” probably refers to their regular meals, but at the close of each meal, they probably paused to remember the Lord by observing what we call “the Lord’s Supper.” The word fellowship means much more than “being together.” It means “having in common” and probably refers to the sharing of material goods that was practiced in the early church. This was certainly not a form of modern communism, for the program was totally voluntary, temporary, and motivated by love. 1
Your Word is Truth
The blessings of the Lord are all around us. He is taking care of us, even when we feel buried under the demands of life and family expectations and personal brokenness. He is always in control and desiring His best for our life. His hands are always open, so we can see the scars of His love for us. Do not let the darkness overtake you today. Open your heart, raise your weary hands to the heavens, and ask God to pour forth His limitless blessings upon you. As you ask with believing faith, the Holy Spirit will respond with an outpouring, just like in the book of Acts. Receive His generous love right now.
The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself. –Proverbs 11:25
You Alone are God
To live with an open heart, is to live with an open hand. – TWEET IT
Your Will be Done
Lord, thank You for the generous way You bless me, continually and faithfully.
1. Wiersbe, W. W. (1996). The Bible exposition commentary. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.