And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common (Acts 4:32).
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Jesus prayed that those who believed on Him would be one (John 17:20-21). His prayer was answered by the early church and continues in faithful followers today.
Genuine unity provides a potential for great work to be accomplished. These early Christians provided generously for the needs of their brethren. Their concern was not simply verbal but real in action (cf. James 2:15-16; 1 John 3:18). They understood the principle that everything ultimately belongs to God and that they should share what God had put under their care (1Timothy 6:18).
As the beautiful old hymn says, “How sweet, how heavenly is the sight, when those that love the Lord in one another’s peace delight, and so fulfill His Word!”
The book Meditations Of My Heart (from which this daily devotional is taken) is available / can be ordered from Sain Publications (931-363-6905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).