Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12 (NLT)
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.
Matthew 18: 19-20
“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
God’s Word teaches us of the importance of gathering together with people we can rely on.
In both the Old and New Testaments, God’s Word testifies to the value of being in partnership with one another. In Ecclesiastes, King Solomon (known for his God-given wisdom) reminds us that a person who is alone is missing a real advantage. Success comes easier with help. The person who tries to go it alone can be in real difficulty, with no one lift them out of trouble.
The disciple Matthew quotes Jesus, who tells us being with like-minded people is even more important than just worldly success. When we believers come together, Jesus is in there with us in everything we do. When we pray in agreement with each other and God’s will, our Father hears those prayers and fulfills them. God loves us each as individuals — but He really blesses us when we come together as His people.
Are you experiencing Jesus’ presence in your day-to-day life? Do you have friends you can rely on and gather with? How can you partner with someone else to bring them blessing?
Father God, You have promised that where two or three are gathered in Your name, You will be there also. Thank You that we can rely on You and that You encourage us to rely on one another. Help me to seek loving relationships with other believers, to support them through trials or success and be supported in return. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Submitted by: Dianne Novak