Word on worship
"Who created these?" asks Isaiah. Worship is a response to God and to what he has done. And one of the most powerful descriptions of him is "Creator of the ends of the earth." In fact this is the very beginning of our knowledge of God. "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1). And so Isaiah worships as he writes about this Creator: He is mighty, strong, powerful. He sees us and knows us. He's everlasting, never tires and there is no end to his understanding. Is there anyone greater than our Creator?
Call to worship
Isaiah 40:26-28 Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name; by the greatness of his might and because he is strong in power, not one is missing. Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord, and my right is disregarded by my God”? Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.
They Had Everything in Common
32 Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. 33 And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. 34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold 35 and laid it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. 36 Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus, 37 sold a field that belonged to him and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.