1 Chronicles 26:1
“Concerning the divisions of the porters: Of the Korhites was Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.”

One principle that must be followed in order for growth to occur is the principle of division.  If a person doesn’t learn how to divide, they will never experience growth in their Christian life.  Without a church learning to divide, it will never experience numerical growth or spiritual growth in its members.  

It is interesting in the verse above that God shows us how much He believed in this principle by leading David to divide the duties in Israel.  When you read through this whole chapter, you will see there were many people involved in the LORD's work because David divided the duties.  This division of duties involved participation of more people, which resulted in the spiritual growth of more people.  

Division is an important part of growth.  Without a church or people learning to divide, growth will never occur.  Yes, you may see a little growth, but the potential of growth will never be realized without a person or church practicing the principle of division.  

Division will multiply the attendance of a church.  This is why an aggressive Sunday school is important in every church.  If a church will regularly practice dividing its Sunday school classes, then a church will continue to see numerical growth.  Every time a class is divided, and a new class is started out of the division, you will see the attendance pick up because we multiply by dividing.  

Furthermore, division will multiply your strength.  I am talking about a person learning to delegate their duties to others.  There comes a point in everyone's life when they can't handle every duty.  The best way to increase your capability to accomplish things is to learn to divide your duties by delegating them to others.  This allows for more things to be accomplished.  

Division is important for the growth of people.  The more people you involve in the LORD's work, the more people will grow.  If only a few perform duties and teach in the church, only a few will grow spiritually.  But the more a church divides, and the more a person delegates their duties, the more people you involve, which will cause more people to grow spiritually.  

I say all this because, in order to divide, you must step up your willingness to grow.  It takes people who have stepped up their personal standards and involvement in order to have the capability to grow.  Your willingness to step up so that your church can divide will cause others to grow.  If you are one who has a class or responsibilities in your church, be willing to divide so that others can grow spiritually.  If you are one who is being taught and have no responsibilities in your church, step up your personal standards and involvement in your church so that when the division happens, you are one whom the pastor can use.

The potential of growth in your church and personal life will be determined by how much each is willing to divide.  The more that each of these divide the greater the potential that each has.  Be sure you are a part of being actively involved in helping your church divide.  Don’t become selfish and want to keep everything, division will grow people and the church, and this is what our ultimate desire should be.  

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