Matters of Faith: Team Work

Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.
10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up. 11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone? 12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NKJV

“Teamwork makes the dream work!” This familiar statement is often used to demonstrate the effectiveness of collaborative verses individual efforts. In like manner, the scripture is an encouragement for us from the heart of the Lord to be supportive of one another so that greater success can be achieved.

Sometimes we get distracted comparing what the Lord has given to us with what He has given to others. The scripture tells us to work together so that our camaraderie brings mutual success to our labor. One can lift the other if a fall occurs; two can warm each other through the cold; two can overcome their enemy when confronted. Our gifts complement each other when we share them.

Collaboration allows two people to pull together to accomplish great things. Our victories are much greater when we work together. Another thing to consider is when the Lord is in the midst, a dynamic duo becomes an incomparable trio, and all things are possible.

Let’s come together collaboratively for the sake of His Kingdom. He has great things planned for us.

Be Blessed!

Rev. J. Loren Russell is an associate minister at both Goodwill and The Greater Universal Baptist Churches in the Bronx, President/CEO of J Loren R Consulting, LLC, providing Church Financial & Strategic Consulting, and hosts “Matters of Faith – The Radio Show” on Facebook LIVE, Mondays 8:00 – 10:00 PM. Be sure to Friend “Matters of Faith” on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Email us at Order your copy of Matters of Faith: The Book here.

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