The Disciples had to make Choices for their Lives/ as the Holy Spirit started to Use them/ They where like Martha/ serving and doing many busy things/ but Peter came to Realize that they had to just give themselves to spending Time Preaching/ Teaching/ Praying.
Act 6:1 ¶ And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. ( this feeding program was a Daily Ministration, run by servants of the temple, or volunteers )
Act 6:2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples [unto them], and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.
Exd 18:17 And Moses’ father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest [is] not good.
Peter spoke as Moses Father in law/ when he states that this is not right/ Meaning they would be Over extending themselves to carry on with all this Responsibility/
So they went from Ministering a Feeding Program to Widows/ to Just Ministering the Things of God/ Or from trying to be Martha/ to just being MARY/
Act 6:4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
But you had to be HIGHLY QUALIFIED to be chosen to Run a Feeding Ministration/
Act 6:3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
Stephen was among those Chosen/ Here was a Man full of FAITH and POWER, doing Miracles and wonders/ Chosen to Feed Widows. WOW.
Act 6:8 ¶ And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.
I wonder how many Big Ministry Leaders of today have Feeding Programs and how many church’s FEED their own WIDOWS? Or how many of them WAIT on these Widows/ That is what this was/ a Waiter Position/ Waiting Tables.
For those who are Faithful with Little.
Mat 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, [thou] good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Mat 24:45 “Who is a faithful, sensible servant, to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his household and feeding his family?
Mat 24:47 I assure you, the master will put that servant in charge of all he owns.
Luk 12:43 If the master returns and finds that the servant has done a good job, there will be a reward.
SERVANT OF ALL
Mat 20:26 But among you it should be quite different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant,
Mat 20:27 and whoever wants to be first must become your slave.
Mat 20:28 For even I, the Son of Man, came here not to be served but to serve others, and to give my life as a ransom for many
So is there Really a Progression from being Martha/ in the Kitchen/ to Becoming MARY, content to sit at JESUS feet/
Luk 10:42 There is really only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it–and I won’t take it away from her.”
I believe that We are to do BOTH/ not one or the other/ We Serve Others/ We FEED Widows or Wait tables/ while we PROGRESS in FEEDING the WORD to others/ that we are Receiving from sitting at his feet daily/
1Cr 9:19 ¶ For though I be free from all [men], yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
1Cr 9:22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all [men], that I might by all means save some.
Phl 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Ms Terry Mosley
FOOD for THOUGHT
We can conclude that Peter, and Paul where both Right/ Since the Holy Spirit is working in all our lives individually/ so we have to work this out according to his will/ and what he wants you or I to become / he is the author and finisher of our FAITH/
Phl 2:13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey him and the power to do what pleases him.
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