First Christians sold their possessions, pooled their resources, and took care of each other. Acts 4's description of them is often used to support communism. But when one considers that not all Scripture is prescriptive, but rather much is descriptive, then we can appreciate those Christians of the early church, who lived generously and loved deeply. They were of one heart and soul, in perfect communion with one another. They were not commanded to give all, but chose to do so, out of the love they shared for Jesus Christ, who gave His all for all of us. So we should also strive to live generously for Him.