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11 months 1 week ago #9169 by thaiwohvista

Read: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?
And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

MEMORISE: Can two walk together, unless they are agreed? (Amos 3:3)

Solomon, admonishes children not to be enticed by sinners: 'My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. If they say, "Come with us, let us lie in wait to shed blood; let us lurk secretly for the Innocent without cause; let us swallow them alive like Sheol, and whole, like those who go down to the Pit; we shall find all kinds of precious possessions, we shall fill our houses with spoil; Cast in your lot among us, let us all have one purse" My son, do not walk in the way with them, keep your foot from their path; For their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood' (Prov. 1:10-16). He had seen that two could stand together to perpetrate evil. Ananias and Saphirah joined themselves in an evil matter as they sold their property and kept part of the proceeds, to deceive the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:1ff).
In the same vein, two can be together, but yet divided. There are couples who though joined in holy matrimony, live in the same house, yet live like cat and mouse, incommunicado, out of love. The two who are better than one are the two who are like one - likeminded people, who dwell in love, and hence, in God.
God called David a man after His own heart on this year's World Environmental Day, remember that the two who are one will affect not only themselves, but their environment. The aroma of their love will be enjoyed by close associates and even their enemies. The woman of Shunem and her husband joined to welcome the man of God into their home (2 Kgs. 4:8-10). Priscilla and Acquilla hosted Paul (Acts 18:1ff).
Who are you in your church, builder or a bulldozer? Are Christians in each region, country or continent not divided, though they meet together on regular basis? Jesus told His disciples, 'Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven' (Matt. 7:21). While other friends may fail you or even land you in trouble, Jesus will not. So, link up with Him, today.

1. Lord, deliver me from every unfriendly friend that can alter my destiny negatively.
2. Lord, help my family to be united with one another and with You.
3. Pray for homes that are not experiencing peace yet, though they claim to be Christian, that God should equip them with His love and peace.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: 2 Kings 15 - 16, 2 Corinthians 13 & Gal. 1

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