"The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone." Exodus 18:18
"It is not good for the man to be alone." Genesis 2:18
"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:
If one falls down, his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."
"And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near."
Hebrews 10:25 (NLT)
Alone. God's Word over and over shows us that we aren't meant to be alone. We were created out of relationship for relationship.
I need my husband to get me out of bed each morning to exercise; I wouldn't do it without him. I need my accountability partners' silent pressure to read my Bible each morning; I'd be even more inconsistent without them. I need my family's and friends' expectations to be at church each week; otherwise, I'd be tempted to stay home in my pjs or go hiking if the weather even hinted of niceness.
I need community. I need other people to encourage me to press on to do the right thing each and every day. I simply can't do this Jesus walk alone. I wasn't meant to.
And neither were you.
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