The Lord added to their group (Acts 2:47)

“They praised God.

They had the goodwill

Of all the people.

Every day

The Lord added

To their group,

Those who were being saved.”

αἰνοῦντες τὸν Θεὸν καὶ ἔχοντες χάριν πρὸς ὅλον τὸν λαόν. ὁ δὲ Κύριος προσετίθει τοὺς σῳζομένους καθ’ ἡμέραν ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτό.

The author of Acts indicated that these early followers of Jesus praised God (αἰνοῦντες τὸν Θεὸν).  They had the goodwill of all the people (καὶ ἔχοντες χάριν πρὸς ὅλον τὸν λαόν).  Day by day or every day (καθ’ ἡμέραν), the Lord (ὁ δὲ Κύριος) kept adding (προσετίθει) to their group (ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτό) those who were being saved (τοὺς σῳζομένους).  Once again, there was an indication that the Lord God was helping to add to their group those who were saved by following Jesus.  It was not their effort, but the role of God that was increasing their numbers.  Do you find that more and more people want to join your Christian community?

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