“Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom.” Acts 6:3.
What qualities do I need to serve Him right?
Today’s verse spells out two things; Spirit-filled and wise. The Message uses “common sense” in place of wisdom.
I am at the “management” level in my household. If I want to manage in a way that pleases Him, I must have the given qualities.
The two qualities can’t be separated. One without the other will mess things up. I can be Spirit-filled and of no earthly good. I can wise but missing God as my ultimate driver.
They have to go together. I am an earthen vessel. I leak! I can’t be filled with the Holy Spirit one time and coast after that. Being filled is an ongoing process. I need to wake up into it and I need to be mindful of that filling during the day.
Too often I let the “filling” become less, without taking corrective action. I need Him every second.
If I am tight to God, I will pause my way into action. I will prayerfully consider what I do. I will take instruction. I will learn from correction.
I want to rightly represent Him in my midst.
Conclusion: I must be filled with the Holy Spirit and wisdom to represent Him rightly in all situations.