‘For we are labourers together with God.’ 1 Corinthians 3:9 KJV
The Bible says we must love, honour, and work together. So, why don’t we do it? Ego! We like to think we can do everything ourselves – but that’s not reality! There are no supermen or superwomen. So, the question isn’t whether or not you can do everything on your own; it’s how soon are you going to realise you can’t?
Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie declared, ‘It marks a big step in your development when you come to realise that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone.’ After training His disciples for ministry, Jesus sent them out in twos; there were no solo acts! Why? For many reasons: to prevent one another from straying off the path, to hold each other accountable, to encourage one another when the going got tough, and to offset a weakness with a corresponding strength. We each have ‘blind spots’, and we need someone with 20/20 vision in those areas to help us see things the right way.
As recorded in Exodus 17, when Moses held up his hands (symbolising reaching for God’s help), Israel’s armies prevailed against the Amalekites. But when Moses got tired and lowered his hands, the battle went against Israel. What was the solution? ‘But Moses' hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.’ (Exodus 17:12-13 NKJV).
A couple of questions to think about: Who is holding up your hands? Whose hands are you holding up?
SoulFood: Exo 20:13 Gen 4:8-16 Pro 18:21 Matt 5:21-22
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