Daily Devotion 3/11/15 

Acts 4:34-35 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 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.

Our world today is filled with numerous people who have come to a point in their lives where they are in need of some type of assistance. Some need shelter. Some need a financial boost, and some need good clean clothes to wear. Piled within these, we will find the scammers, the cheaters, and those that will take advantage of  a caring heart wanting to help. How, then, do we act as they did when the church first began? How can we make a difference without feeling  scammed? This is no golden rule, no exact plan, but there is common sense. We need to investigate the need and those bringing forth the need. There is plenty of information available from numerous sources that should be able to help us determine if their need is legitimate. That said, there are always those cases that slip by. Sometimes, we don’t know until later that they have taken advantage of the kindness offered. In either case, they will have to stand before God and give a personal answer for their actions. So if we want our church to emulate the church as it first began, if we want our hearts to emulate the hearts of the early Christians, we must be willing to put ourselves in a position to be hurt, while hoping to instead be a blessing.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me place myself in a position to make a difference within this world.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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