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63 - Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Maturity [b]

63 - Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Maturity [b]

Resolution to the problem of distribution of aid to the widows introduces us to the seven men (more specifically Stephen), chosen by the new church on the basis of their qualifications of a Spirit-filled life resulting in wisdom. These qualities were manifested in their spiritual vitality, consistent walk and reputation among the body. Taking care of the less fortunate within a community is an individual responsibility, a volitional choice from the application of God’s Word which God doesn’t subvert by taking over the reins of our life. Leadership serves people not personal gain. Spiritual maturity discerns the difference. The result of the selection of these men was a division of authority which allowed pastors and administrators to focus on their number one priority.