Integrity Moments - August 7, 2012


Team Building – Part I
By: Rick Boxx
August 7, 2012

The Apostle Peter defined some elements of harmony necessary in a team in 1 Peter 3:8 when he wrote, “Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.” One of those elements is sympathy. defines sympathy as “sharing the feelings of another.” This involves gaining understanding of another’s feelings. You may not handle the situation the same way as your team members do, but you can sympathize with them.

A psalmist in Psalm 69:20 wrote, “Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none.”

If you desire a strong harmonious team, take time to understand your teammate’s feelings and sympathize with them when needed.

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