// 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.

The final rule from the passage that will bring increase is, it is what you give yourself to that will increase or multiply in your establishment (Verse 7). The word of God increase in verse 7 because Peter and his companions gave themselves to it. What are you giving yourself to in your establishment? That is where you will encounter increase. Give yourself to the tangible and relevant issues of your purpose and you will have increase in that area.

PRAYER: Oh Lord, give me grace to sustain and experience increase.

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