“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labour.”
If we work in partnership with another person, the rewards are greater. We can produce more and we have the other person to motivate and help to drive and direct what we do. Also, we can check each other and help each other on the heavenly way. We can point each other to the Scripture and encourage each other in the way of the Lord. It is very difficult to walk alone, but God is with His people, and He can sustain us whatever our circumstances.
Often we must walk alone, for others leave us and fall out of our lives and can fail us. God is faithful and will not let our work be wasted or forgotten. He will not forget us, or decide we are not suitable to be His friend! He is our constant, wise, kind friend and will teach us to walk in His ways.
Whatever our circumstances it is not good to be alone. Practically, if something should happen to us, there is no help and no one to turn to for support and encouragement. Emotionally, there is no close person to relate to and no tender touches of love and affection. Spiritually we depend on God and are responsible for our own spiritual well being. This is a difficult life, but some seem to be called to this.
If we work together, it is better for the both parties. There are good rewards for being together, and not just financial. The emotional and spiritual rewards of being close to another person are great. There is companionship to be treasured. But if we remain alone, we must not be discouraged, for God is real and knows what we need. He will provide everything at the right time and in the right way. We wait on Him only, and look to His hand and heart for provision.
It is very difficult to be stuck in a relationship, where there are none of these things. The sense of aloneness is magnified rather than reduced and the encouragement is not there. It is very important who we share our lives with, and that we choose the right person and put our faith in the right kind of person. It is better to travel alone than just be bound to someone unsuitable, who does not care, and is no kind of companion. Some people have to make and face the responsibility of very difficult decisions.
“Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens his friend’s countenance.”
Two cannot walk together unless they are agreed. You cannot know someone agrees or disagrees unless there is communication.
“Do two walk together, unless they have agreed?”
Many may seem to walk together, but they are not. Too much is taken for granted and there is no sharing. No sharing no caring. But the Lord is able, and He will bring His purposes out in all things, and His will, will be done. This is our prayer at all times and in all circumstances.
The two that walk together, are ultimately, ourselves and the Lord. This is the relationship to be treasured and the companionship that never lets us down. We rejoice to know Him, and His joy is full in us. He is able to fulfil all His promise to us and in us and will make our light shine out for His glory and for our glory too. We do not walk alone. With God we are never alone, and His love surrounds us however we night feel or think we feel. In all our difficulties He provides a way of escape and helps us to keep our way pure.
A grateful heart is a wonderful thing, and gratefulness to the Lord for each day is the key, not a covetous heart that always wants something else. Unbelief that He will fail us and doesn’t actually know what we need, is debilitating and cannot provide any comfort at all. We trust in the eternal promises and commit our way to our loving Father, and He will bring all things to pass for us, for our good.
“What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who didn’t spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how would he not also with him freely give us all things?”
The Lord will provide for all our need and will renewing faithful to us. We place all our confidence in Him and trust in that unfailing love that we have always experienced throughout our Christian lives, and know that our confidence is not misplaced.
“But those who wait for the LORD will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run, and not be weary. They will walk, and not faint.”
This is a life long promise and we grasp it and believe….