United in Christ- God our partner in life.
Verse 12- Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4: 7-12 speaks about the advantages of companionship. A true friend or life partner can strengthen each other in any circumstance of life. But it is very important to have spiritual companionship. Solomon says “Again I saw something meaningless under the son – friendlessness. “ Verse 9 says, ‘Two better than one, because they have a good return for their work. As we are the runners in the spiritual journey, we need spiritual companions to make a team. There will be moments when we fall and need someone to pick us up or help us to turn back to the Lord. At other times, someone may need encouragement through our prayers or presence. Verse 12 – A cord of three strands is not quickly broken – here Solomon specifies our Godly relationship in marriage- the husband, wife and God. It is vital for us to bring God into our relationship and make Him the head of our families and relationship. Any decision in a family make must rely on God so that He will strengthen us to fulfill it. It is very important to teach our children to put God first in their lives, because then they will have courage to walk through the troubles when something goes wrong in their lives.
Dear Lord, thank You for the family! Thank You for the encouragement of fellow believers to help us on our spiritual journey. Help us to encourage one another to unite in Christ. Lord, grant us the Grace and Wisdom
to make You the head of our families and to do the best to glorify You
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Is God the head of our everyday relationship? Are we united in Christ?
Mariamma Ninan, St. James MTC, NY
Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church