Shoes and socks, salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly. Some things just go together, complement one another and make the perfect team.
Priscilla and Aquila are just such a pair. They are spoken of at least three times in this chapter by Luke, and then Paul will speak highly of them in three of his letters – and each time they will be mentioned together – a team. They were a team in marriage and a team in ministry.
They endured storms together – banished from their home in Italy when Emperor Claudius removed all Jews from Rome. Together they opened their home to others. Paul would stay in their home, and later they would host a house church. Together they risked their lives for the sake of Paul (Romans 16:3-4). They learned together and taught together. They traveled together. They mentored together. Together – they served God.
If you are married already – consider how you can work on your teamwork skills today (and all your tomorrows, too). Neither you nor your spouse is perfect – that is true, of everybody else’s spouse too – but together you CAN be a perfect team – complimenting each other’s skills and working together for God’s glory. What acts of service to God and others can you work on together?
If you are not married now – but might be in the market to be married at some point…consider wisely. Rather than seeking out the hottest athlete or the cutest nerd (or whatever characteristics are already on your to-find list), be intent upon finding one who will be a great mate to serve the Lord with you.