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Jesus chose twelve apostles for profound theological purposes. One of them defected, as foretold by Scripture. Peter recognizes the need to select a replacement. How is this understanding reached, and how does the early church select the replacement? This text indicates a combination of three elements: Scriptural input; the use of sanctified reason; and a submitted heart as seen in dependency on God to show His direction. These three elements are still crucial for Christians today in discerning the will of God for important decisions.