All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God’s great blessing was upon them all. There were no needy people among them, because those who owned land or houses would sell them and bring the money to the apostles to give to those in need.
For instance, there was Joseph, the one the apostles nicknamed Barnabas (which means “Son of Encouragement”). He was from the tribe of Levi and came from the island of Cyprus. He sold a field he owned and brought the money to the apostles.
Acts 4:32-37 NLT
Go now, and invest your lives in the works of faith.
Make a name for yourself as one who is generous and compassionate
Fulfill God’s holy law
by putting love into action as eagerly for others
as you would for yourselves.
And may God be your defender and provider;
May Christ Jesus dispel all that distracts or disempowers you;
and may the Holy Spirit make you rich and effective in faith,
and loving and merciful in action.
Go in peace and love and serve the Lord,
…In the name of Christ Jesus. Amen.