One, Two, Three
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one. Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone? Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Alone is a difficult place to be. The English poet, John Donne, once wrote, “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main,” and he was right, especially concerning Christians. No believer is better off alone. God designed us to be together. When believers work together the results are magnified. When we fall together we don’t stay down; we lift each other up. When we’re cold and lonely we encourage each other, and when one of us overpowered we stand up for one another.
As believers our relationship with each other makes us stronger, but our saving relationship with Jesus Christ makes us indestructible. When brothers and sisters are corporately empowered by our faith in Jesus there is nothing we can’t do in the name of our Lord. Nothing can keep us down and nothing will chill our spirit. There is no power that can stand against us.
Yes, one is a lonely number; two are definitely better than one, but when the Lord Jesus is interwoven in the relationship three becomes imperishable—eternal.
Have a God Filled Week,