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Ecclesiastes 4:9

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.

We shine better together! Jesus looked at a group of people and said, “You are the light of the world.”

He spoke to each individual, since His light has taken up residence in each of our hearts. He also spoke to them as a group. Why? Because we shine brighter and better together!

Once we decide to try, to shine, to be difference makers, we must be willing to work with others. The church often suffers from an “I” problem – what “I” want, what “I” need, what “I” do. Instead, we must learn to ask how we can accomplish God’s plans together. How can we better reach this world?

How freeing to appreciate our differences! If we all are exactly alike, most of us are unnecessary. But He created us beautifully unique. Iron sharpens iron – one blade cuts against another – and friends hone the character of each other. In the places where one of us lacks, another comes to fill in the gaps; we come into agreement.

Under the cause of Christ, we unite to accomplish His purposes. Our God-given differences were made to complement – not compete with – one another. We are united in a purpose that is much greater than ourselves.

Together, we will shine so brightly that His glory will pour out to flood the whole earth!


May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May you know that God has handpicked you to be a difference maker. You are the light of the world. Shine for the glory of God!

Today's Bible Reading: 

Old Testament

Jeremiah 19:1-21:14

New Testament 

1 Thessalonians 5:3-28

Psalms & Proverbs

Psalm 82:1-8

Proverbs 25:8-10



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