LET'S ALL LEND A HAND
Moses was blessed to have a father-in-law that could give him some good advice.
Moses was like many preachers today. He was doing all the teaching and everyone else was sitting around listening .
There was plenty of work for Moses and there could have been a lot more work done if the work was organized the correct way. It seems there are plenty of people around that can work but maybe they are waiting to be asked. I have pondered this for quite some time. How can we get the church to witness, visit and invite the family and friends to the house of God? Somewhere someone must take hold and find the answer. I have taught Bible lessons, book studies and talked to different ones but there seems to be a missing ingredient somewhere.
In the book of Acts, I believe there was a similar problem. Acts 6:1-7 tells us, and in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom whom we may appoint over this business. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. This saying pleased the whole multitude.
There was not anything wrong with waiting on the tables, but there was a work for different people.
The greatest need I see today is for all of God's people to ask as Paul did, Lord what would you have me do? Acts 9:6. In the book of Isaiah 6:8, Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
It is not expected for everyone to do the same thing. There is room for some to preach and some to teach. There is room for some to be door keepers and some to be prayer warriors. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 12:28, And God has set some in the church first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healing, helps, government, diversity of tongues, then he asked, Are all apostles? prophets, teachers or workers of miracles? Then he says, but covet earnestly the best gifts.
1 Corinthians 12:12 tells us, For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jew or Gentile, bond or free, and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.
Where do we fit into all this? Everyone of us must ask as Paul did. Lord what would you have me do? There is no one that can tell you what the Lord has in store for you. We must each find our place of service and do the duty assigned to us. A preacher must preach, a teacher must teach and a servant must serve.