Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables. Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business; but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”
The early church got busy with helping people. So busy the apostles were struggling with keeping up with the needs and maintain a balance of teaching the word.
They finally sought help in what many consider the first deacons.
Whether called deacons or not, these seven men certainly took a load of the apostles and aided in the church.
Pastor’s need help in church. They cannot do it all, although many try. Too much and they become frustrated, weary, and burn out.
The church is the business, concern, care, and maintenance of everyone that associates with the church.
It can never be the responsibility of one person.
For the early church the reward of wisely seeking others to help is in Acts 6:7 the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.