Friday, October 3, 2014

Eccl. 4:9-10 Two people can accomplish more than one.

Eccl. 4:9-10  Two people can accomplish more than twice as much as one; they get a better return for their labor.  If one person falls, the other can reach out and help.  But people who are alone when they fall are in real trouble.

I worked in a factory for many years where sometimes I worked alone and at other times I had a partner.  I normally was able to get a lot more done working with someone than I did by working alone.  Having a partner enabled me to focus on doing well specific tasks rather than trying to do more tasks and not do them as well.  When two people work together well, much more can be accomplished than one can do by himself. 

Working together enables each worker to help the other when they need it.  It encourages each worker to know they are not alone, that someone is always there to help get the job done.  The same thing holds true in our spiritual lives.  We need to live in partnership with both the Lord and others.  When we try to do things on our own, there is no one to help us when we run into trouble.

When we begin to think that we have things under control and start to neglect our relationship with Christ, we soon find ourselves in trouble with God.  We let down our guard and sinful attitudes and behavior soon creep in.  We begin to not read our Bibles and prayer takes a back seat in our lives.  No one can neglect the Lord and make it spiritually.  Our greatest need in life is the Lord.  We are partners with Him in faith.  We will always accomplish more with the Lord in it than we will without Him.

It is also true regarding other believers.  We need others in our lives who can help us in our walk of faith and the working out of our faith in the world.  Much more will be accomplished for the Lord when we are working in partnership with others.  We feed off of others and grow more when we live in relationship with them.  There simply is no room for loners in our faith walk.

Don’t get yourself in trouble with the Lord.  Surround yourself with His grace and holiness and the fellowship of others.  We simply cannot do it alone, no matter how gifted we may be or how well equipped we may be. 

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