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I would not contact an astrophysicist if I needed repairs done to our vehicle, nor would I call a block mason to perform a task he is not trained for. Our Lord chose twelve, (Mark 3:13-19) this was not a pick and chose performance based on past or proven abilities, for these twelve were chosen before the foundation of the world, yet we do not have that option, we must use wise discernment, do the research, and attempt to bring into our lives those who can best perform the tasks that we deem necessary at any particular time.

This is how every government and every successful business is best run, find the individuals with the skills required to fulfill the obligations demanded, and then allow them to perform to the best of their abilities, that which they were hired to do, but that is so rare as to be almost unheard of today, perhaps in any day. Someone always wants to be the boss, someone always wants to have their finger in every pie, someone is always unable to control their lust for power, their pride. “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” (Prov. 16:18) Not sometimes, every time.

The wise leader is the one who choses able individuals, and lets them perform the tasks they were employed for, God does not choose the qualified though, he qualifies the chosen, He alone is able to teach, to guide, to instruct, and then when the chosen are sent out, there is little need to wonder, as it were, if they are performing as they were instructed to, and are continuing to perform.

Many, if not most believers do not realize I fear the responsibility that has been laid at their feet, they are the visual representation of Jesus Christ Himself while they walk this earth, they have lost sight of the Master, and so have determined to either forgo their assigned responsibilities, or in the other extreme, to attempt to set themselves in the highest seats and rule those below them. People acquiesce to assumed power as well as what could be called real power, titles can be employed to force a man to submit to that which he need not submit to. Man is very good at making up titles, inventing words that infer greater power, more authority, and the ability to be filled with much pride comes with these supposed higher titles, and few would agree with Proverbs 18:12, “Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.”

Most individuals are fairly adept at a particular task, very few are proficient at more than one, and none can perform all, when our Lord chose the twelve, He chose twelve distinct personalities, twelve men who without Christ, save for perhaps those who knew each other beforehand, would more than likely not have crossed the street to say good morning to each other, especially when you consider that one of them was, in essence, a traitor to his nation in the eyes of the others. We, the born-again believers, are the chosen ones of the Almighty, we are His representatives here on this earth, and although at anytime we desire to know Him more He is willing to teach us, He does not keep His finger in every pie. “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” (Eph. 1:4)

And He expects results.

We are to grow in His grace and knowledge, but our responsibilities lie far beyond that, we are to tell others of Him, we are to reach out at every possible opportunity to a lost world, we are to be profitable, not just take up space in a pew. Many there are that believe themselves to be a part of His kingdom that are deceived, and many there are who are chosen, but have shown themselves to be unprofitable, by their own free will, or at best have let their own desires and wants, their own fear and embarrassment hinder the work that was laid on their table. We hold the highest title ever given to any human beings throughout all of history, chosen, given by the Sovereign Lord of all creation. In humility accept it, for His glory and honor lose all embarrassment and shame, you and I are going to judge angels (1 Cor. 6:3) begin without even a hint of pride to act like it.

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