Whether it is with God or man, co-operation requires our involvement; harmoniously working together for a common objective, whereby each participant contributes and each will benefit in some way.

The servant looking for a bride for Isaac said, “I being in the way, the Lord led me…” (Gen 24:27). He was faithfully and actively doing his duty so God enhanced and guided him.

“We prayed to God and posted a guard…” enabling us to accomplish the goal (Neh 4:9, 6:16). The Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on” (Ex 14:15).

“Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed His Word by the signs that accomplished it” (Mk 16:20). It is futile to pray, ‘Lord save the lost’ unless I am giving to missions and telling people about Jesus. He works through people – He will love through my love.

“I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow” (1 Cor 3:6-8). It is essential for players to apply themselves consistently and conscientiously to the project so any discord or complaining will be kept to a minimum as everyone pours their energy into and is focused on the desirable conclusion.

“If we...God will...” (Isa 58:9-11). To receive the promise we must fulfill our part.

“…if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live” (Rom 8:13).

Without Christ we are unable to bring about the death of the old fleshly nature, our responsibility is to deny self and make ‘life’ choices.

“Two people are better than one. When two people work together, they get more work done” (Eccl 4:9-12). There is added power in numbers (Lev 26:8).

Seldom can we accomplish anything of significance without enlisting the assistance of others who can help carry the load, support us in times of discouragement, and enjoy the rewards. Everyone involved should be rewarded fairly (1 Sam 30:24). Pulling in the same direction accomplishes while pulling in opposite directions negates the effort involved

Am I pulling my weight as a team member?

so live in vital relationship with the Lord, being obedient to His voice.

See also: agreement, partnership, success, teamwork, unity.