Day 121 - Acts 6

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V.1-7 When a person accepts Christ as Savior, he receives a new nature. He still has the old one which does not ever improve, but it only works when we let it. Don’t forget this. Having a bad temper isn’t a hindrance to me, but letting it work, is. Here we see the old nature complaining that the Greek-speaking Jewish widows were being neglected when food and things were distributed among the believers. The Apostles chose seven Greek Jews (nice thoughtfulness), men of good reputation and full of the Holy Ghost to look after this work.
V.4 Tells us what took priority in the Apostles’ thoughts. It wasn’t because they couldn’t be bothered with the widows.
V.8-15 Stephen was one of these. The Lord is over all things to the church (Eph. 1:2222And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, (Ephesians 1:22)) and has additional work for Stephen. The 8th verse is the result of what it says of Stephen in the 5th verse. More about him shortly.