// 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.

Secondly, give yourself to procedure that generates result NOT the result of the procedure. This is the understanding of Peter that he said they would give themselves to prayer and the ministry of the Word. It was that procedure that gave rise to administration of resources for the widows. Separate your primary assignment from secondary success. Don’t let the success of your assignment becomes your focus. Wisdom makes the difference.

PRAYER: Oh Lord, I receive wisdom to handle increase.

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