Monday - November 28, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
BIBLE READING: Ecclesiastes 4
God never expected us to do this alone. Moses had Aaron, Elijah had Elisha, and even Jesus had the twelve. We all need some help in living the life God has called us to. We all need someone we can pray with, confide in, cry with us and hold us accountable.
Solomon once said “iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17). What he is trying to tell us is that we have the ability to make each other live more effective lives for Christ. He went on to say, “two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up” (Ecclesiastes 4.9-10). I believe that is part of the reason for Christ's concept of the church. His plan is for us to help hold each other accountable. James says, “Confess you faults to one another and pray for one another” (James 5:16).
Application: If you don’t have someone who can help you, then find them...quick. By helping each other, we increase both our chances of succeeding.