Choose people that are fitted and capable to do the job .– God has capable and trustworthy individuals among His people, let us be used for God’s honor and glory.
Our verse of reference in Nehemiah 7 is:
“ I put in charge of Jerusalem my brother Hanani, along with Hananiah the commander of the citadel, because he was a man of integrity and feared God more than most people do.” (Nehemiah 7:2 NIV).
Let us choose competent people.- Nehemiah, was to return to Medo Persia to continue his service to King Artaxerxes, but he needed to leave people of integrity to manage the city of Jerusalem. He chose Hanani, a “person like few”. We should not choose church leaders or workers who are not ideal. Many times we choose them because they are our family members, or because they are friends, because we are their “godfathers” or because we have something to gain, and forget to choose people becuase they are feated and capable for the job.
Dear God, thank you because there are individuals among your people that glorify your name in their lives. People that can be trusted because they are faithful and fearful to you. We pray that you keep them away from any temptation or sin that could damage your holy name. In the name of Jesus, amen.
By Dr. Franz Rios and Pablo Rios.