REVEALED WORD TODAY
// READ: ACTS 6:1-5 //
In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews[a] among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 2 So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. 3 Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them 4 and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.”
5 This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism.
From the above passage we can practically locate some principles that can help us to sustain increase in all endeavors of life.
1. When there is multiplication or increase, there must be deliberate change in administration to contain the increase. The ordination of Deacons is a change in administration to bring about increase. Separate business of ministration from ministration of business. It is administration acumen that makes the difference.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive wisdom to handle increase.