In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 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. 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 and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.”
Prayer Prompt: Sometimes movements become messy. Mid-course corrections ensure faithfulness in fulfilling the biblical priorities of caring justly for people’s needs, prayer, and the ministry of the word. Pray for discernment and clarity so we can receive corrections and obey God’s prompting today.