Go Out And Be A Friend – January 19, 2017

Ecclesiastes 4:9, Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. 11Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? 12Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Galatians 5:14, For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

At Cottonwood Creek, I’ve been in a teaching series titled, “Life Matters More When You Honor God.” This past Sunday, I focused on the importance of relationships. Zig Ziglar once said, “If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.” Did you get that? The best way to gain a new friend is to start being a friend to those you meet. Friendships are a vital part of our lives. God created us for friendships because we need them to make it in a tough world.

In Ecclesiastes 4:9, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor…
12Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Two are better than one, because difficult times and difficult circumstances can overpower us. The only way to have staying power during difficult times is to make sure our lives have intertwined relationships with others. As you make your journey today remember those five words, two are better than one!

Take care and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D