Working Together


Two men were riding a bicycle built for two when they came to a steep hill. It took a great deal of struggle for the men to complete what proved to be a very steep climb. When they got to the top the man in front said to the other, “Man, that was a hard climb!” The guy in back said, “Yes, it was. And if I hadn’t kept the brakes on all the way we would have rolled down backwards.”*


Read Ecclesiastes 4:9, 12 from your Bible.


Have you ever felt like that guy on the front of the bike? Pedaling your way to the top, huffing and puffing, exerting energy and giving it your all to later learn that the person behind you was keeping the brakes on the entire time? What do you think about the above verse that says “Two people are better than one?” What are the benefits of serving on a team? What are some ways you can encourage those who serve alongside you?

Prayerfully consider what you have read today. Then take a few moments to pray for yourself, your students, and others with whom you serve in ministry.


God has given us each other for a purpose.

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*A Children’s Leader Devotion, (Lake Forest, CA: Saddleback Church), Week 29.

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