Standing With Others

Week of June 14, 2019

“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.  For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.  But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up.”  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

      God designed us to cooperate.  Throughout the scriptures, He speaks of His people as a community that accomplishes more together than separately.  God didn’t create us as isolated individuals who seek to achieve our goals.  Our success depends on our interdependence.  This is why He established the church and has given the Holy Spirit to empower the believer to do His work.  Our interdependence enables us not to face a crisis alone.  If we have cultivated supportive friendships, we will find strength and comfort during those times.  Interdependence is also a safeguard for when we are lured by temptation.

If you are not part of a caring community of believers, you are missing out on what God designed you for.  Link your life with others who are seeking God’s will and strive to be a source of support and encouragement that those around you need.                                                                                                                               


God Bless, Pastor Rick