Around that time, as the number of disciples increased, the “Hellenists” raised a dispute with the “Hebrews” because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.
It’s somewhat comforting to know that the church has had its problems from the very start.
There’s some things you can just count on as the numbers rise.
You’ll always have people complaining about the church, about something.
You’ll always need people to organize things, like making sure widows are being taken care of, the bathroom has toilet paper, etc.
You’ll always need some in the church who are dedicated to God’s word and prayer without having the responsibilities to “wait on tables” (v.2)–not that they are above some of the daily organizing, but because so much time and energy is required in prayer for the ministry of God’s word to be effective.
And, as the word of God increases, the number of disciples will grow by leaps and bounds (v.7).