That day about three thousand took him at his word, were baptized and were signed up. They committed themselves to the teaching of the apostles, the life together, the common meal, and the prayers.
Everyone around was in awe—all those wonders and signs done through the apostles! And all the believers lived in a wonderful harmony, holding everything in common. They sold whatever they owned and pooled their resources so that each person’s need was met.
They followed a daily discipline of worship in the Temple followed by meals at home, every meal a celebration, exuberant and joyful, as they praised God.
People in general liked what they saw. Every day their number grew as God added those who were saved. (Acts 2:41-47, MSG)
How do we measure up?
Prayer – Lord, when we smugly think we are so above others in our faith, let us remember how it was. Amen