They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts 2:42
People accept the Apostles message about Jesus Christ. They believe in what they see and hear. They live out what they believe. They have experienced Jesus´ ministry, His miracles, and His resurrection. Now they devote themselves to a few essential endeavors. The First Christians are described as people who dedicate themselves to applying what they have learned from the Lord. They unite in caring fellowship. They follow Jesus´ custom of turning their attention to God, even with bread and thanking the Lord for everything. They devote themselves to prayer!
Where do the modern-day Christians fit into the picture? How do we size up to the devotion of the earlier worshippers? Do we devote ourselves to anything other than ourselves? How hard do we really try to apply anything we have learned from God? How caring are we to others around us? Are we thanking God for all that He has done for us at every chance? Are we really dedicating ourselves to prayer? Do we do it all day? Every day?
Perhaps it is time we got back to the basics. Could we purify and simplify our religion and turn from our complicated and frivolous distractions? Could we come again to seek the Lord as honestly and as seriously as the First Christians did before us?
Please help us to seek You and follow You as purely and honestly as the very first of those who called upon Your name!
By S.D. Wonenberg
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