And that is the key word – co-laborers. Paul declares that we are to "be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another…" (Romans 12:10). We are to give preference to one another. This calls us to give favor or preferential treatment to others over ourselves. When we do, we actually come into unity with each other. We depend on each other's gifts and anointing. We realize that we don't "have it all." And observe what comes from unity:
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brothers to dwell together in unity!
It is like the precious oil upon the head,
Coming down upon the beard,
Even Aaron's beard,
Coming down upon the edge of his robes.
It is like the dew of Hermon
Coming down upon the mountains of Zion;
For there the Lord commanded the blessing-life forever. (Psalm 133)