“Appoint Over This Business” By Kirk Hunt
Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business
Acts 6: 3 NKJV
Can you be impartial yet considerate? Can you serve others honestly and graciously? Should we appoint you to important work?
The widows needed the distribution. No one suggested otherwise. Still, whose hands and feet would conduct the business effectively and joyously? Whose head and heart would conduct the business with compassion and efficiency?
I am certain there were several Spirit-filled believers available who did not make the standard. Good reputation requires time and focus doing the right things. Wisdom comes from God, and from the hard work of seeking wisdom. Salvation alone is not a passkey to all jobs.
Salvation opens the door to God’s work and benefit in your life. God could instantaneously and radically transform your qualifications. Typically, the Holy Spirit makes possible the long and sweat-soaked road to new abilities and characteristics.
It is possible to be full of the Holy Spirit and have a less-than-good reputation. Being saved does not automatically fill you with wisdom. Because God gives us free-will, you and I get to choose.
You choose your reputation and wisdom. If you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then you have God’s power to carry you forward. Still, you must make the choices, and do the work, that qualifies you for your appointment.
Think: Am I qualified to be appointed over business in God’s Kingdom?
Pray: “Lord, help me be qualified to serve your Kingdom.”
Copyright © September 2016, Kirk Hunt
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