Day 9 - Concord Students Journey
Acts chapter 6 tells the story of the early Christian community and how they addressed a problem that arose within their group. The apostles were so busy preaching and spreading the word of God that they were unable to handle the daily distribution of food to the widows in the community. So they appointed seven men of good standing to take on this task, allowing the apostles to focus on their own ministry.
One lesson we can learn from this chapter is the importance of delegation. The apostles recognized that they couldn't do everything themselves, and they trusted others to help them with an important task. Likewise, as we grow and take on more responsibilities in our own lives, it's important to learn how to delegate and seek help from others when needed.
Another lesson is the importance of serving others. The seven men chosen to help with the food distribution were described as "full of the Spirit and wisdom" (Acts 6:3). They were chosen not just for their ability to handle the practical aspects of the task, but also for their character and their commitment to serving others. In our own lives, we should strive to serve others with the same spirit of wisdom and dedication.
- How do you feel when you are asked to help someone with a task? Do you see it as an opportunity to serve, or as an inconvenience?
- Are there times when you feel overwhelmed by your responsibilities? How can you learn to delegate tasks to others and seek help when needed?