Nehemiah 3:27 Working Next To Each Other

Next to them, the men of Tekoa repaired another section, from the great projecting tower to the wall of Ophel. Nehemiah 3:27

Many years ago, Henry Ford had designed the concept of the assembly line. People learned to build something large by every individual doing a small portion of the whole in line next to each other. Working this way was not a one-person job, but a team effort of working side by side next to each other. There are some people that work side-by-side very well, while there are others that refuse to work next to anyone else, they want to be alone.

As the walls of Jerusalem were being repaired, many different groups of people worked next to each other on different sections of the wall. The men of Tekoa would repair a section extending from one group to a different wall section.

God never intended for anyone to work completely on his own. Since the time of Adam and Eve, God set up teams to do what needs to be done. Sometimes people would work together on one item, but often they would work side by side on two different parts of the larger problem.

The mission of Jesus, that He gave to the disciples and all future believers, was to go and make disciples of all the world. This is an extremely huge task to be accomplished and cannot be accomplished by any one individual.

In the church setting there will be many different areas that need to be worked on, built up or repaired. While one person may be teaching adults how to be believers and do ministry, another may be working alongside to teach children the same concepts, along with another working alongside to train men how to be good fathers and another to train young women how to be good mothers.

Every believer needs to work on a section of the problem next to one another.

No matter where you are in life, there is a section of this your world that needs to be repaired. Be willing to pick up the tools that God has given you and do the repairs. Be His witness and go out and make disciples through whatever means God has blessed you with to be able to do.

Work alongside others in this great mission to redeem the entire world starting right where you are.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that God will reveal the work He wants you to accomplish; that God will give you strength to work alongside others; that you will do the needed repairs in the lives of those near you; and that together with others you will build up many disciples of Jesus.

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