Acts 4:37

4:37 sold a field that belonged to him. As “son of encouragement” (v. 36), Barnabas presented a good example of a Christian who gave to the needs of others (contrasted with the selfish example of Ananias and Sapphira, 5:1–11). Barnabas also interceded for Saul (9:27), encouraged the church at Antioch in Syria (11:22), led in missionary work abroad (13:2, 3), and continued in missionary work despite a disagreement with Paul (15:37–39).