Do you every find yourself struggling to accomplish things on your own. Do you find yourself frustrated when it feels like you just don’t have enough to get the job done. Have you ever found yourself feeling empty inside at the loss of a loved one or felt empty in your success because you have no one to share it with? If so, have you considered that life is meant to be shared with others. In both good and bad times we can all use a friend to stand with us. Consider the two statements below and then see how they relate to the Words of God that follow.
Gen 2:18 “18 And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”
Ecc 4:9-12 “9 Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. 10 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. 11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm;
But how can one be warm alone? 12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Lk 10:1 “10 After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also,[a] and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go.”
Rom 12:15 “15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.”
One final set of verses from the early Church to help remind us of the importance of being with others.
Acts 2:40-47 “40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” 41 Then those who gladly[g] received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. 42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church[h] daily those who were being saved.”
Success in life and in the Lord’s Church will come if we learn not try and do everything on our own but work together with many to accomplish our goals.