DEEPER LIFE DAILY MANNA JANUARY 11 2018 SYNERGY IN SERVICE
Date: THURSDAY JANUARY 11, 2018
Topic: SYNERGY IN SERVICE
Text: 1 CHRONICLES 9:14-34
KEY VERSE: “And certain of them had the charge of the ministering vessels, that they should bring them in and out by tale. Some of them also were appointed to oversee the vessels, and all the instruments of the sanctuary…” (1 CHRONICLES 9:28,29).
The large amount of labour saved by giving workers specialised tasks during the Industrial Revolution led to the development of the principle of division of labour by some classical economists. Making workers to focus on specific tasks in the production line led to more effectiveness, efficiency and productivity. Much time and labour was saved while much task was accomplished at lesser cost. Interestingly, this principle has been long in practice in Bible days as seen in the case of the Levites and their different assigned duties. The Levites were specially called and set aside for the service of the Lord in Israel. But there were different divisions and sections of the work assigned to the different families of the house of Levi. The ease of running the temple service and worship depended on each family carrying out its assigned duties. It is interesting to observe here how this was done without friction. Everyone recognised his importance in the whole picture and played his part without rivalry, strife or envy.
This unity in service is expected among christian servants today. We must recognise our specific calling and commit ourselves to fulfilling them without hindering others from serving God. There must be unity. If unity in service will not be mechanical, believers must seek and obtain the sanctification experience through which the adamic nature of pride is uprooted in earnest prayer of faith. We must thus recognise the fact that we cannot do it all by ourselves, no matter how strong and multi-talented we may be. We have to recognise the place and importance of others and give them room to function. Remember, God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit cooperated to accomplish our redemption.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A three-fold cord is not easily broken.
COVER to COVER: JOB 29-31