November 22-28 Family Devotions
Week of November 22 – 28
MAKING SURE EVERYONE IS CARED FOR (Acts 6.1-7)
Everything had been so beautiful and wonderful in the early days of the church. It was growing and changing and it was pretty amazing…
But not everything was as good as it seemed. There was a rumbling about things that weren’t right and some people were very unhappy about what was going on.
God has always been very clear about wanting his people to take care of orphans and widows, the less fortunate and vulnerable who live among us.
And while there were so many good things happening in the church, many of the widows weren’t receiving any of the food that was distributed by the church daily, simply because they spoke another language (Greek). It was discrimination, pure and simple.
The twelve Apostles who had been with Jesus knew this needed to be fixed right away. So they came up with a plan to select some helpers who could oversee running the food program and make sure everyone was being cared for.
The church liked this idea. They chose seven helpers and presented them to the apostles, who prayed for them and blessed them in this important work.
It was really good that they took care of this problem—because when they did, God’s message continued to spread and more and more people trusted in Jesus.
“Give as freely as you have received!”