Psalm 149:4: “For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory”

Have you ever worked on a project with someone who completely dominated every step of the process? I know I have, and it was a nightmare. True collaboration requires maturity. We need to be grown up enough to know that we could use some input. I personally think only with a good dose of humility can we truly collaborate.

We are God’s creation – it’s humbling to realize how imperfect we are, but on the other hand this is our saving grace. I think we would all be a little full of ourselves if everyone was perfect. Limitations teach us that we need each other and most of all that we need the Lord – a blessing in disguise if you ask me.

God loves companionship, and when He sees us teaming up and working together in harmony He is pleased. David noted in one of his psalms (Psalm 133:1+3)

“How good and pleasant it is
    when God’s people live together in unity!

It is as if the dew of Hermon
    were falling on Mount Zion.
For there the Lord bestows his blessing,
    even life forevermore.”

If it wasn’t for Mount Hermon, Israeli winters don’t normally have snow. Mount Hermon’s moisture is a special blessing as summers in Israel are without rain. And there is also a special blessing reserved for God’s children getting along. God smiles when His people live together in unity.

The Lord takes delight in His people; He looks at them the same way He looked at the results of His six-day-labor on the seventh day of creation – He absolutely likes what He sees.