Barnabas was a great example in generosity. He sold property and gave it all to the apostles to help in the needs of the early church.
His name means “Son of Encouragement.”
After Paul’s conversion to Christianity, people were hesitant to believe the change until Barnabas spoke up for Paul.
When Paul did not want to take John Mark on the next missionary journey Barnabas gave John Mark another chance.
We need to be willing to stand and speak up for those who have changed their lives and, whenever possible, we need to give people another chance.
What an encouragement! What a need in leadership.