Posted: Monday, September 3
2 Corinthians 6:14-7:7
Verse of the Day:
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)
In this portion of scripture, Solomon shares with us some great wisdom regarding our need for community with others. Two is better than one. In other words, have great friends.
We would never assume we can live the Christian life without the Holy Spirit. In the same way, we cannot assume we can live the Christian life without Christ-filled friendships.
When Jesus started His ministry, He began by surrounding Himself with friends, the twelve disciples. By surrounding ourselves with others, we can share our hopes, dreams, and struggles, which is vital to living in a community and building great relationships. We will become sharper, stronger, and more fruitful.
The devil schemes to make us believe we should try to do things alone; that we do not need anyone else. Isolated is where he wants us…especially in our struggles. Making us believe no one else will understand what we are going through, bringing us shame, and leading us to silence in our struggles is where we can become entangled in deep sin. We all struggle and at times are being spiritual attacked. We do not need to struggle alone. We need each other to pray and fight for victory!