Daily Devotion 3/23/15

Acts 6:1 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 

Complaints are nothing new. From the moment we are able to express any form of words, we have understood the need for and the results of complaining. A small child makes noises in distress to help us understand what they want or what they want to stop. As sentences are learned, the complaining becomes more obvious, more understandable, and more disliked. Even though we don’t always like complaining, unless we are the ones complaining, it does have a purpose. It does have a reason for existing. In this case, the widows felt as if they were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. The church handed out daily essentials to those who had no means of income, mostly widows. These in particular felt as if they were not receiving their fair share; so they spoke up, and the disciples set a plan in motion. There is much to be learned from this interaction. In this case, the complaints were coming from those who needed their daily sustenance and not those who wanted more than necessary. We must strive to seek what can be done with the complaints that are set before us, for we never know when they will allow God to demonstrate His power and love.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me look at complaints through Your eyes as I discern the reason behind their existence.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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