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I wonder…

Acts 4:32 ¶ All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had.
Acts 4:33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all.
Acts 4:34 There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales
Acts 4:35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.

I wonder how many of us would still be part of the “believers” if the church still looked like this. I mean, would EVERY believer be helped? What if they were lazy? So would you only go to church with people of your income level so it was “fair?”

Interesting concept though.


About rlbreflections

Born and raised in Muskegon, Michigan. Graduated from Oakridge High School - Go Blue! Married a University of Michigan grad - Go Blue! Back in college full-time at East Tennessee State University - Go Blue!

4 responses »

  1. Such real questions Rhonda…and I hesitate to say how I would answer when I look inside my selfish, human heart. I want to be more like Jesus and have the faith these believers had, faith that led them to give and share beyond what must have seemed humanly wise.

  2. An interesting question. It is easy to say and believe that everything we have is a gift from our Lord. Selling your home and bringing the proceeds to the church (apostles) to share with others would be difficult. Another question. Where does one live after one sells all their possessions and then donates them for sharing with others?

    • rlbreflections

      Yes, that’s another great question. I guess I always thought these were extra pieces of property that were being sold…but maybe not. So who is going to answer all of our great questions, Aunt Bea?

  3. We’ll find out when we get to Heaven and until then it is just something to ponder about.


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