By Pastor Mark Jordan
“Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:12, NKJV)
We are created for relationship. God created you and me to be in relationship with Him, and with each other in Him. Looking back at creation, God called everything good until He saw Adam was alone, and that was the first time He said something was not good. There is no doubt we need each other…we simply can’t do life alone.
Today’s verse gives us a relational image. Solomon indicated there is benefit in the proverbial buddy system, but shows that three is best. In this teaching, imagine God being the third strand to braid the cord. God wants us to weave our lives together with Him…you, me, and He. When we are woven, we aren’t quickly broken. And isn’t this so poignant?
God uses this relational rope to bind and benefit us, showing strength and stability. Let God weave you into relationship with Him and others. When you are woven in such a way, you are never alone.
Prayer: Dear Lord, forgive me for the times I think I have to be solitary to be strong. Weave me with you and others. Let it be in, with, and for me. I pray this in Jesus’ holy name. Amen.