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Two Are Better Than One – Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NIV

This passage speaks to the importance of being in a community with other believers. And especially of having at least one other person with whom you share your life and faith in a very personal way. We are all different. Some people thrive in large social gatherings. Others, myself included, prefer much smaller groups. Or even enjoy solitude. But true for all of us is the need to have a real partner. Someone with whom we can share our inner self and who knows us well.

I go backpacking in the mountains several times a year, typically by myself. I enjoy the solitude. But there is a danger in going alone. If something happens to me, there is no one around to help. I am all alone.

Two Are Better than One

The same is true in my spiritual journey. If I walk alone and face some challenges, I have to face them alone. But if I am a part of a close community of believers, even if just one other, then I have their support and help. It is indeed true that the Holy Spirit is always with me, and I can count on him. But it is still important to be walking in close fellowship with other believers. If you do not have a person in your life who can help you up if you fall, I would encourage you to find one. And to include them in your journey of faith.

The views expressed here are solely mine and do not necessarily reflect those of any other person, group, or organization. While I believe they reflect the teachings of the Bible, I am a fallible human and subject to misunderstanding. Please feel free to leave any comments or questions about this post in the comments section below. I am always interested in your feedback.

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