One Accord #830

46  So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. 47  And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved. (Acts 2:46–47, NKJV)

The unity of the church in Jerusalem was marked by the daily faithfulness of its members. These early saints did not agree to disagree and call it unity in diversity; they agreed in faith and in practice. Their unity was obvious. From their daily assemblies in Solomon’s Porch to their individual lives from house to house, the Christians expressed joy from genuine hearts of devoted faith (Acts 2:42; 5:12). Their unity had a favorable influence on those who observed them, and they were held in favor by the citizens of Jerusalem. The Lord Himself continued to increase their size by adding to their number the new converts who were being saved by the gospel. Without question, a local church flourishes when saints are united in Christ. The Jerusalem church remains a worthy example for us to follow.