Jesus sent His disciples out two by two. Mark 6:7
Ecclesiastes tells us that a cord of three is not quickly broken. Ecc. 4:12b
David had his friend, Jonathan.
1 Sam. 20
Naomi had Ruth.
God’s Word refers to us as His sheep. Psalm 100:3
Sheep are a herd animal.
It’s not a mistake or an oversight that mankind needs one another.
And those who call themselves by the name of Christ should be mindful of this need.
At no time are we to walk alone.
Yes, each one of us needs to be quiet and alone with God on a regular basis.
That is completely different from walking alone.
Scripture clearly teaches we are not to forsake the assembly.
We need our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
And they need us.
A true disciple of Christ is discipling others as well as allowing their own hearts and lives to be poured into.
A healthy walk with Jesus includes others.
It’s a reflection of true friendship, a give and a take.
It should also be transparent.
A relationship where one or both members are fake or shallow will never grow into anything healthy and beneficial.
Like the sunshine through the autumn leaves, so should the heart be with Jesus and at least one other mature Christ follower.
Because this world is difficult and there is an enemy.
To segregate oneself from all others can be very dangerous.
But the cord of three is not quickly broken.
Especially when one of the pieces wrapped around the other two
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for the reminder that You gave us others to walk with. Thank You that I have several people in my life who support and love me while I walk with You. Father, please continue to teach and train me, that I might walk with others and disciple those You have placed in my life. Thank You so much for all You are and all You do. Jesus, may Your name be praised!