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." Acts 4:32-37
Could you imagine being a part of this type of faith community?
Could you imagine being this kind of generous?
But that's exactly what the early believer did. But why? I would argue two key reasons. First, they had to. They were being persecuted by their own people for their belief in Messiah Jesus. For this reason they rallied together. Second, they were simply living the way Jesus told them to. Jesus told is followers, "By this everyone will know that yo are my disciples, if you love one another." Generosity, at any level is an expression of love.
How might God be asking you to take a step towards crazy generosity?
Have a blessed Monday,