In HIS Presence


Read: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Meditation verse:

“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor” (Ecclesiastes 4:9).


Humans were not created to live or work in isolation, but for companionship. They were created for fellowship, integration, communication, and productivity. They were created to live and work as a team. The bible says two are better than one. Whether in marriage, work, social relationships or networks. Wherever humans do life, they are not meant to do it in isolation. We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘no man is an island’. Team or team working is not just a management and business term, it is scriptural. Psalm 133:1 says “How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony”.

A winning team will not happen by default, whether it is a husband / wife, work, football, church department or government team. Certain characteristics must be in place. There must be a goal, or vision for the team: There must be a clear goal that every member is committed to. In the marriage team, the goal is to build a home and raise excellent children who will excel in life. The vision is to live together for better or worse, support and nurture each other. A team in the office may have the goal of completing a project, for example a sales or marketing team working to meet a set target.

There must be singleness of purpose with no hidden agenda or selfish interest. When a man goes out to have an affair with another woman, he is pursuing a different agenda from the goal of the husband-and-wife team. When a man beats his wife or makes her feel less than she is, he is pursuing a different vision. When a woman keeps back some proceeds from housekeeping to buy a handbag, she is pursuing a different agenda.

Team members must be united in purpose: “Can two work together except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3). A house divided against itself will not stand. Jesus Christ understood the importance of this unity, so in praying for His team (disciples and believers), He said, “Lord make them one as you and I are one” John 17:21. In Genesis 11: 6, God said that because the people spoke one language, nothing they set their heart to do will be restrained from them.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye

Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?

He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest.

Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:

Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.

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