1 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.”
None of God’s institutions are so sacred and praiseworthy that they are not corrupt or polluted by men.We must also note that Stan’s tactics, since Satan is always engaged in depriving us of God’s gifts.
Nothing is more desirable than that God may increase the numbers in his church and add as many people as possible from every quarter; but our corrupt nature stops anything from prospering in every respect.
We should remember that our work in plowing, sowing, and watering is all in vain unless God gives the increase.