Reference: So Abraham brought sheep and cattle and gave them to Abimelek, and the two men made a treaty. (Genesis 21:27 NIV)
Explore: The organisation I work for has just recently renewed their Enterprise Agreement. This was a long process where our leadership team reviewed the contract the organisation has with their employees.
Because my work place is incredibly supportive and inclusive, they invited employees to be a part of the process to make sure everyone could have their say. I am sure this made the process at least three times longer!
But as we all sit down to sign the new Agreement, no one can question what is in it or complain they don’t understand what they’re signing.
Application: Partnerships can be tricky but good ones are mutually beneficial. A good partnership builds up both sides.
Abraham had the best partnership you could ever want – he communed with God. And he extended that peace and grace when he made partnerships with people on earth too.
We need to be mindful of the partnerships we engage with in our lives. It’s not just work partnerships that have an effect on us but also our relationship partnerships and even the agreements we allow ourselves to get involved in with what we read and what we watch.
Each partnership needs to be beneficial on both sides. Keep evaluating your connections to make sure you are being built up and the other partner is too.
Prayer: Lord, there is nothing we can offer You and yet You are willing to partner with us. May we show Your peace and love in return. Amen.
How is the state of your partnerships at the moment?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible.
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