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The chosen 7

But as the believers rapidly multiplied, there were rumblings of discontent. The Greek-speaking believers complained about the Hebrew-speaking believers, saying that their widows were being discriminated against in the daily distribution of food.

2 So the Twelve called a meeting of all the believers. They said, “We apostles should spend our time teaching the word of God, not running a food program. 3 And so, brothers, select seven men who are well respected and are full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will give them this responsibility. 4 Then we apostles can spend our time in prayer and teaching the word.”

Everyone liked this idea, and they chose the following: Stephen (a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit), Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas of Antioch (an earlier convert to the Jewish faith).

select seven men who are well respected and are full of the Spirit and wisdom.

This seven men needed to have some special traits to be chosen traits that made them stand out from the rest of the people. And Luke lets us know these special traits;
Well respected
Full of the Spirit
Full of wisdom
The first thing they asked was that they be well respected or of good repute in other words of Good reputation. The Greek and Hebrew dictionary uses the word ; 3140. μαρτυρέω marturĕō, mar-too-reh´-o; from 3144; to be a witness, i.e. testify (lit. or fig.):—charge, give [evidence], bear record, have (obtain, of) good (honest) report, be well reported of, testify, give (have) testimony, (be, bear, give, obtain) witness.
Strong, J. (2009). A Concise Dictionary of the Words in the Greek Testament and The Hebrew Bible (Vol. 1, p. 46). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.
In other words what do people say about you ?
one thing is being falsely accused and another is when that accusation is true, so what do people say about who you are. what are they a witness of when they see you or get to know you. what report do they have on your conduct. is it a good report or a bad one
The bible says in We are careful to be honorable before the Lord, but we also want everyone else to see that we are honorable.
Full -πλήρης plērēs, play´-race; from 4130; replete, or covered over; by anal. complete:—full.
of the spirit - πνεῦμα pnĕuma, pnyoo´-mah; from 4154; a current of air, i.e. breath (blast) or a breeze; by anal. or fig. a spirit, i.e. (human) the rational soul, (by impl.) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, dæmon, or (divine) God, Christ’s spirit, the Holy Spirit:—ghost, life, spirit (-ual, -ually), mind.
of the spirit - πνεῦμα pnĕuma, pnyoo´-mah; from 4154; a current of air, i.e. breath (blast) or a breeze; by anal. or fig. a spirit, i.e. (human) the rational soul, (by impl.) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, dæmon, or (divine) God, Christ’s spirit, the Holy Spirit:—ghost, life, spirit (-ual, -ually), mind.
Strong, J. (2009). A Concise Dictionary of the Words in the Greek Testament and The Hebrew Bible (Vol. 1, p. 58). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software of the spirit - πνεῦμα pnĕuma, pnyoo´-mah; from 4154; a current of air, i.e. breath (blast) or a breeze; by anal. or fig. a spirit, i.e. (human) the rational soul, (by impl.) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, dæmon, or (divine) God, Christ’s spirit, the Holy Spirit:—ghost, life, spirit (-ual, -ually), mind.
Strong, J. (2009). A Concise Dictionary of the Words in the Greek Testament and The Hebrew Bible (Vol. 1, p. 58). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.
Wisdom - σοφία sŏphia, sof-ee´-ah; from 4680; wisdom (higher or lower, worldly or spiritual):—wisdom.
Strong, J. (2009). A Concise Dictionary of the Words in the Greek Testament and The Hebrew Bible (Vol. 1, p. 66). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. ( )
wis·dom
ˈwizdəm/ noun the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise. synonyms:sagacity, intelligence, sense, common sense, shrewdness, astuteness, smartness, judiciousness, judgment, prudence, circumspection; More the soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of experience, knowledge, and good judgment. "some questioned the wisdom of building the dam so close to an active volcano"synonyms:sagacity, intelligence, sense, common sense, shrewdness, astuteness, smartness, judiciousness, judgment, prudence, circumspection;
In other words the ability to know how to apply your experiences, Knowledge, and good judgement.
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