Choosing Godly leaders

Scripture reading for May 11th:  2nd Kings 20-23, Acts 6

Key Scriptures: Acts 6:2-4  “So the Twelve gathered 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.  Brothers, 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 and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the Word.”

The Twelve apostles recognized the need to prioritize the use of their time.  Their main responsibility was prayer  and ministry of God’s Word.  Other godly men could and should be raised up to be servant leaders.  This would prepare them to step up in ministry later.

2nd Kings 22:1-2  “Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty-one years. . . .He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and walked in all the ways of his father David, not turning aside to the right or to the left.”

Prayer: Lord, Your church needs godly leaders, who are full of the Spirit and wisdom.  Fill me with Your Spirit and wisdom to pray and minister Your Word.  Amen.

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