“And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ?” (Acts 5:42).
Early Christians took their Christianity quite seriously. It was obviously no brief Sunday morning affair with them. Rather it was a daily activity—it was a life. They worked continually in spreading the Cause for which the Savior died.
And this statement is made about them while the church was still quite young and after they had just had some serious trouble with the Jewish authorities. They had been called in twice and had been beaten the second time. This verse describes their response.
In view of this heritage from the founding fathers of Christianity, how could we stop short of giving our very best? Our response to the call of Jesus has not required nearly the sacrifice these brethren had to give.
This verse should give us pause so that we can conduct a thorough self-examination as we take stock of our attitude, our commitment to the Cause, and even our willingness to worship at every opportunity.