Acts 2:44-47 (NKJV) 44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. 46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
The church never has been as spiritually strong as it was at the start. Perhaps because the memory and teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ were still fresh in the minds and hearts of the believers. And it may be because it was a simpler time then. Now-a-days, things are so complicated. It is like the post I saw the other day on social media. It said, “too young to think about God, too self-sufficient to think about God, too much happy to think about God, too busy to think about God, too tired to think about God.” And ultimately it will be “too late to think about God.” There are too many carnal believers in the church today. The thought that our material possessions are not our own would greatly upset most believers today. Their love for their things is not greater than their love for God. The love of God does not penetrate their hearts as deep as the love of material things. It is disheartening to see. How can the church meet the genuine needs of others when we are so obsessed with ourselves? We must have a unity of heart and interest, in which our natural selfishness of our fallen condition is swallowed up in the fulness of the love of God. In the consciousness of who we are in Christ, and what Christ is to each of us, we are to come together and help one another whenever there is a genuine need among anyone of us. For when we are enriched by Christ, nothing can diminish the blessings we receive from Him, even as we bless others with it. And by doing so, we show the world that we are true believers by loving one another just as Christ has commanded us to do. For this is the inevitable fruit of lives that are filled with the Holy Spirit. It has been said, “A real Christian could not bear to have too much when other believers have too little.” When the joy of our salvation overflows into every detail of our lives, our lives will be gilded with an aura of glory. And, notice, it was the Lord Jesus Christ who did the adding to the church.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.