Devotions for Tuesday, August 9, 2016
4:32 Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. 33 With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. 34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. 35 They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. 36 There was a Levite, a native of Cyprus, Joseph, to whom the apostles gave the name Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”). 37 He sold a field that belonged to him, then brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet. The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version. (1989). (Acts 4:32-37). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.
Discussion: How could a spirit of radical generosity strengthen my church?
Prayer: Giving God, you have provided us with more than we could ever ask. or deserve. Touch our hearts with your generosity, and inspire us to bless others with what we have received from you. In the name of the one who would even give us life, we pray to you. Amen.