Week 25 Devo – MONDAY

The Early Church: Living Generously

If we have any doubt that the Bible teaches Christians to be sacrificially generous, we need to look no further than the early church. Led by the apostles, the early church made generosity a core part of its identity.

Generosity is “Gospel 101.” The Father gave His only Son, who subsequently gave us the Holy Spirit, so that we might be given eternal life. These first Christians were responding to the gift they’d been given. They quickly realized that everything they had should be used as resources for advancing God’s kingdom. After all, everything is His, anyway.

Our calling to be generous is the same. We give in light of how God has given to us as an act of worship and a way to reflect His goodness to others.

How does our generosity carry on the tradition and practice of the apostles?