Scripture: Judges 1-3, 1 Corinthians 12

Judges 1:3-4 The people of Judah said to the people of Simeon, “Go with us into the territory assigned to us, and we will fight the Canaanites together. Then we will go with you into the territory assigned to you.” So the tribes of Simeon 4and Judah went into battle together.


We’re better together.

Judah was to go first and lead the other tribes into battle.  They asked  the tribe of Simeon to go with them.  “You go with us, and we’ll go with you.  Let’s do it together.”  They did, and succeeded.  No one should fight alone—we’re better together.

It’s interesting that we read this along with 1 Corinthians 12, on spiritual gifts.  Paul reminds us there that we’re better together.  No one can say, “You don’t need me,” and no one can say, “I don’t need you.”  We need each other—we’re better together.  None of us is self-sufficient.  My gifts are important; so are yours; and together we can do more than either of us can do alone.

Who are you going into battle with today?  Don’t fight alone!  Make sure you ask someone to go with you.  “You go with me, and I’ll go with you.”  We’re better together.

Prayer: Lord, I pray for those who are trying to go it alone—remind them that we’re better together, and help them ask someone to go with them.