Working as a team brings so much more strength to the things we aim to achieve.
Reference: v.23 Beyond them, Benjamin and Hasshub made repairs in front of their house; and next to them, Azariah son of Maaseiah, the son of Ananiah, made repairs beside his house. (NIV Bible)
Explore: Name after name of people who contributed to the rebuilding of Jerusalem. Side by side men from many different families toiled to contribute to this mighty restructure. I don’t recognise any of there names and if you asked me tomorrow I would not be able to remember a single one of them. However altogether they worked towards one grand vision and their contribution had a huge impact on the future standing of the Jews.
Application: We can not try to accomplish things on our own. Working as a team brings so much more strength to the things we aim to achieve. While the men that first gathered, and are listed in this third chapter, may not have been BFFs (best friends forever), their willingness to work side by side, on their own little part, made a huge impact towards the whole picture. While sometimes it seems easier to just do it all ourselves, working as a team can get so much more accomplished.
Prayer: Lord, we often become so independent and want to fly solo. Help us to embrace people into the journey as we go and be willing to receive other people’s contributions. Amen.
What are the benefits you have experienced from working with a team?
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. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.