The Perfect Union

Good healthy collaborations can bring greater quality

Genesis 2:18-25

Reference: The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” (‭Genesis‬ ‭2‬:‭18‬ NIV)

Explore: I’m learning that, while I work well on my own, I don’t like to work in isolation. My desire to bounce ideas off other people far outweighs my need just to get the job done.

I agree that, at times, working with others can be more time consuming. It can cause more issues and lead to more complications.

And yet, good healthy collaborations can bring greater quality and more diverse ideas than if you worked on your own.

Application: God understood the idea of working together. He noticed that Adam needed someone similar to share life with.

Sure, together they weren’t perfect, but they shared life in such a way that helped each other.

I don’t think this partnership has to be limited to those who are intimate with each other. These positive partnerships can come from any group of people who are willing to mutually serve and care for each other.

While it’s lovely to be on the receiving end of this kind of partnership, we must not forget that they all take work and each member is responsible for their commitment to the other.

Prayer: Lord, our best partnership is the one we have with You. May we learn from the love and grace You give to us so we can share that with the others we partner with through life. Amen.

What partnerships do you need to work on?

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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.