At Eastridge, we’re currently reading through Nehemiah, an amazing and possibly often overlooked story of God’s people rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem and, in the process, reconnecting with God. It’s an inspiring episode, and over the next few days, I’m going to share some of my thoughts from reading it the last couple of weeks.

Chapter 3 is one of those infamous “list” chapters. If you’re even a little familiar with the Bible, you know what I’m talking about — chapters that consist of fairly dry lists of people and families and what they did. Once you really start looking at the list you see something remarkable. Almost everyone is Israel did their part and pitched in to help rebuild the wall.

Any great project takes teamwork. Let’s face it…a lot of small projects benefit from it as well. Not only does teamwork make a project more possible, and not only is teamwork more rewarding for those involved, but teamwork is also inspiring to others who see the results.

What are some areas of your life…at work…with family…among friends…in ministry…that would benefit from teamwork? How can you benefit from teamwork, and how can you foster it more among the people with whom you come in contact?