Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus, sold a field that belonged to him and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet. (Acts 4:36-37 ESV)
Так Иосия, прозванный от Апостолов Варнавою, что значит–сын утешения, левит, родом Кипрянин, у которого была своя земля, продав ее, принес деньги и положил к ногам Апостолов. (Деяния 4:36-37 Russian)
Almighty God – our Heavenly Father, the creator of all that exists of the visible and invisible. We come into your awesome presence on this new day with trembling hearts as we consider the magnetic power of the gospel message that influenced Joseph Barnabas to become a strong believer in the power of the Way of Christ. Lord, help us to never forget that there are souls waiting in far off lands for someone to come over and share the message of love and grace that is for all people of any and all racial and language groups. Help us Lord to overcome any hesitations we may have about wholehearted Barnabas type obedience to Christ in taking part in the great work of world evangelism. In the mighty and precious name of Jesus, Amen.
David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister