THE STORY OF JESUS: Ecclesiastes 3-4
“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:12)
As disciples of Jesus, we know the value of the team.
We see Jesus surrounding Himself with friends and helpers.
And we see Him sending out His disciples in pairs – never alone!
The author of Ecclesiastes is honestly facing the brokenness of life.
It is enough to drive us to defeat and despair, to give up, to run away.
But when we stand together and support each other, we can overcome.
Satan wants to drive us apart, God wants to draw us together.
Notice how Satan only spoke to Eve; he isolated her to defeat her.
Sadly too many disciples struggle alone spiritually.
They may be surrounded by people in church, but they still struggle alone.
As a Jesus follower, do you have at least one accountability partner?
Someone you can support, but that can also support you?
It is not good for us to be alone; find someone to strengthen your cord!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, You draw us together, but Satan drives us apart. Help me to surround myself with others who can struggle and stand with me, so Satan won’t win!