Acts 4:32-36

32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.

36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”), 37 sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.

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One response to “Acts 4:32-36

  1. THey were so committed to His message, and their task, that they didn’t think of their own possessions or wealth, but lived in common and submitted themselves to their common mission.

    This type of socialism is foreign to us in western culture, but the purpose was what united them and subjugated their own pursuits. Our model is flipped upside down. We pursue our own goals and wealth first, and find unity in what is left.

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