Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their efforts. For if either falls, his companion can lift him up; but pity the one who falls without another to lift him up. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 HCSB
Recently I have spent time supporting and encouraging ministers who have lost their jobs at no fault of their own. I try to call them periodically to see how they are feeling, how their families are doing, and to pray for them as they seek God’s will and direction in their lives. Some have bitter feelings toward people who have caused their pain and others feel that God has abandoned them. Some are angry with God for allowing this to happen in their lives. When we are going through difficult times, we need others to come along side of us to support, encourage, and pray for us.
Solomon realized the benefit of having someone as a friend and supporter. He wrote that two are better than one because if one falls there is someone there to help them get back up. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we are called to support and help one another. We are to lift each other up, especially when we are facing such things as a job loss, marriage failure, sickness, or death.
Challenge: Get involved in a Sunday School or Bible study group where you can develop some friendships with others who can support and minister to you in times of trouble. Minister to others when they are going through difficult times.