Two Are Better Than One

The writer of Ecclesiastes makes some real good and candid points about life in general. One of the points he makes early on is about friendship or companionship. After God created Adam, He saw that man was alone while the rest of creation had another of its kind to be with. God created Eve as a companion and a helpmate, friend, confidant and more. The writer expounds on another point of needing others. Read this section from Ecclesiastes 4.

There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. “For whom am I toiling,” he asked, “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?” This too is meaningless— a miserable business!
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.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:8-12

God said “It is not good for man to be aloneGenesis 2:18, so He fixed that only for us to mess it up. Over the many years mankind became so trapped in human behavior that many missed the boat regarding the original intent of teamwork. In the opening statement of verse 8 we find a man who is alone. This man works his fingers to the bone and for what? Nothing. No one to share it with, to pass it down to, nothing. Instead of enjoying life, he works from sun up to sun down. Was it too late when he realized that he could not enjoy life?? This is what happens when the world gets in the way and we forget about God and His desire to have a relationship with us. We cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel because our vision is clouded by the toils of the earth.

When two people work together in a relationship as friends, work partners, or spouses; there is a blessing because two people are doing the tasks as one. The ability to understand another and have that close personal relationship is beneficial in many ways. There is laughter, a shoulder to cry on, the hugs, two minds to ensure a right way is followed (okay, not always the case). The point is that two are better than one. There was a song by Three Dog Night back in the early ’69 called “One is the Loneliest Number”. Even though the song is very secular in nature, the truth is, a person who is alone cannot function fully and may wander aimlessly.

After the Fall, we lost our close personal relationship with God. Because of the Sacrifice of His only Son, Jesus, God reestablished the lines of communication so we can develop that relationship with Him once again. Do you have a good relationship with Him? If not, but you have healthy relationships with others you could be on the right track. If you would like a relationship with God but do not know how, ask us here, or your Christian neighbor, your local church. We would all be very glad to help you get to know Jesus as your personal Savior and God as your Father.

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, help those who need it. Talk to someone about your personal relationship with Christ. No more delays because our time is short. Remember that the Holy Spirit will guide you. Be of good courage and God will direct your ways.

Brothers and Sisters, may God’s Love embrace you and be blessed in one accord with the Body of Christ. AMEN.

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