Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NIV 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. When one understands that the rulers of this earth have influence and might only temporarily but that God’s reign is eternal, it is much easier to stand firm in God’s truth when this world demands that we deny it. {font-family:"Cambria Math"; Amen! If you find yourself competing with your spouse instead of complementing them, here is my recommendation: discover your own strengths and confidently contribute those strengths to your marriage. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 GNB Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively. mso-footer-margin:.5in; --> Category Film & Animation Song You've Got a Friend (2019 Remaster) Artist James Taylor Album You've Got a Friend Writers Carole King Solomon rightly said that there are 4 rewards for companionship: 1) a companion helps you get more done, 2) a companion helps you when you are down, 3) a companion provides warmth, and 4) a companion gives strength. But, also hopes to contribute to the Christain community. 13:12; 1 John 3:1–3). For more devotionals, visit our Daily Devotionals page. Read more Share Copy Show footnotes A service of Faithlife / Logos Bible Software. December 8, 2020 Spirit Meat Devotional : Topic - MARRIAGE AS A JOINING - Ecclesiastes 4:9, Deuteronomy 32:30 Read previous Spirit Meat Devotionals here If a dirty water pipe joins the pipe connected into your house, you will be drinking polluted water. If one of them falls down, the other can help him up. Scripture teaches that we were created to be in community with people. It never ceases to amaze me when a couple competes with each other. @font-face Hockey Chat: One on one isn’t much of a scoring threat. Three on one is a nightmare for the goal tender and almost guaranteed to beat him. Ecclesiastes 4:9–12 The Value of a Friend 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. He started, firstly to help him stay in God's Word. In tomorrow’s devotional, we will discuss “Be Humble, Gentle And Patient”. {page:Section1;} For if they fall one will lift up his fellow. Devotional Ecclesiastes 4:12 By Joe Davis September 10, 2010 Ready Ecclesiastes 4:1 2 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. Ecclesiastes 4:12 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW) 12 Though one person may be overpowered by another, two people can resist one opponent. Kindly share your thoughts with the “Leave a Reply” form at the end of the devotional. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! mso-font-signature:-1610611985 1107304683 0 0 415 0;} You may also click a Social media icon to share this devotional with your friends and family. Ecclesiastes 4:7-16 [There was no audio recording of this sermon.] 1700 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508 3475 Mainway PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1 Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8 Phone: 616.942.9383 Toll-Free: 800.626.3060 Canada: 905.336.2920 Canada Toll-Free: 800.263.4251 mso-pagination:widow-orphan; {mso-style-type:export-only; /* Font Definitions */ Ecclesiastes 4:12  Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. Ecclesiastes 12:12 Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament With veyother mehemmah the postscript takes a new departure, warning against too much reading, and finally pointing once more to the one thing needful: "And besides, my son, be warned: for there is no end of much book-making; and much study is a weariness of the body." There is no need to be threatened by your spouses’ success. The sum of the whole is greater than its separate parts. Hockey Chat: One on one isn’t much of a scoring threat. To give context to our focus verse for today (Proverbs 18:22), let’s read some verses before and after the focus verse. A Wedding Homily Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children's Sermons Hymn Lists Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 Pastor Steven Molin Alec and Kathy, what a day! Or, worse still, intentional work against each other. {mso-style-unhide:no; This scripture highlights the power of synergy in a marriage relationship. div.Section1 mso-font-charset:0; When the Lord is eliminated from the human heart, then the circle of life and the inevitability of death expresses nothing but hopelessness. mso-font-pitch:variable; Stay in yours.