Reading: “And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.” Acts 2:46-47
The phrase “nine days’ wonder” has come to signify that the novelty of something has worn off quickly. The first impressions didn’t last. The initial enthusiasm was short lived. Many things in life fall into this category. However, the spiritual experience of the thousands converted on the day of Pentecost was no nine days’ wonder!
This was real and the reality of it is indicated by the phrase “continuing daily.” These new converts did not blow hot and cold; they did not fade away. Rather, they continued to have a daily walk with God. Their lives were marked with spiritual devotion. Their days revolved around spiritual things. I’m not suggesting that they did not attend to other daily business. But the thought here is that as they went about their other business, they did so in fellowship with God and with a desire to honor Him.
Their Christianity was not once-a-week Christianity. This was daily experience, day by day with the Lord, day by day living out the gospel. Day by day—through all the struggles of the day—remembering the Lord and walking with Him.
Is my Christianity put on with my Sunday clothes? Is my piety and reverence for the Lord occasional? Does Monday morning bring me back to the cutthroat business of life, suspending Christianity until the next Lord’s Day?