Sunday, January 5, 2014

Two Are Better Than One!

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. (Eccl. 4:9) 

Independence is our watchword and "Think for Yourself" is our motto. Declaring a need is a sign of weakness, an open admission of failure and lack of character. Furthermore, we are on the move so much, who has the time to share and to care? It has been my observation that we Christians are not immune from this hurry-up, hassle-hustle mentality. . . . 

Even though it is easy to buy into the selfish lifestyle and opt for isolationism instead of involvement, the consequences are bitter and inescapable. . . . Swimming with the current of today's me-ism mindset has a way of eclipsing the contrasting light of Scripture.
"Two are better than one. . ." because: 

- they have a good return for their labor----mutual effort 
- one will lift up his companion----mutual support 
- they keep (each other) warm----mutual encouragement
- they can resist an attack----mutual strength

Dropping Your Guard  

This particular devotional touches my heart strings in a very profound way. I have often quoted the above verse because I have often used it in the context of relationships ranging everywhere from intimate relationships to ministry partnerships. There is an immense of truth when it relates to "strength in numbers". In an intimate relationship, it is imperative that the two individuals involved are able to see eye to eye on the most essential issues to keep the cohesion in the relationship. In business relationships, it's imperative that all people involved are able to have like-mindedness in both the approach and model of the business endeavor. In ministry partnerships, we must all be grounded in Christ and be as biblically sound in our approach to those we minister to and as discerning in the Spirit as possible. The bottom line in all the scenarios is that there will always be a need of getting more than two people involved because one person maybe be able to see something in the situation that the other person may end up overlooking. 

Thank you so much for reading this far friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you as God continues to surround you with other like-minded individuals from various cultures and ways of life as God uses them to build godly character in you and those around you! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-).