“For he was a good man, and full of Holy Ghost and a faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.” (Acts 11:24)
This was written of Barnabas, an associate of the Apostle Paul, during his early missionary work. Barnabas was a man to admire, and he set an example for us to follow. Every Christian should be a good person. Christian should have good dispositions. They should not speak anger. They should be gentle, kind, cooperative, outgoing, and helpful. They should be Christlike, and they should bear the Fruit of the Spirit.
Barnabas was filled with the Holy Spirit. We too should be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18). Only as we are filled and led by the Spirit can we be the kind of people we ought to be.
Barnabas was full of faith. We all need this kind of faith that drives away doubt and fear. We should have faith take our burdens to the Lord and leave them there. We should have faith to get an answer to our prayers.
Barnabas was a soul winner. He set an example for us to follow. God grant that it can be said of us, and as it was said of him, “and most people has was added unto the Lord.”
Evangelist Louis Arnold (1914-2015)
Founder of CMRBC
An excerpt from his daily devotional book: