Today is Independence Day. Independence Day is the day that Americans celebrate their declared independence from the alleged tyrannical rule of King George III of England. Not a bad thing to celebrate.
Yet, for the Christian every day is first of all Dependence Day. “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.” (Psalm 127:1) …
And when they (Paul and Barnabas) had appointed elders for them in every church with prayer and fasting they committed them to the
Lord in whom they believed—Acts 14:23.
Therefore brothers pick out from among you seven men of good repute full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this
duty [deaconing]—Acts 6:3.