‘One is the Loneliest Number’
Text: Ecclesiastes 4:7-16
The Big Idea: The Preacher issues a warning to all of of us against isolation, selfishness, greed, and a sinful addiction to work.
Our culture is marked by rugged individualism. This selfish trait also tends to seep into the Church. But Christians cannot be individualists because we are members of a community. We are all members of the body of Christ. As members of the body of Christ we ought to work together for the coming kingdom of God on earth. All our individual accomplishments will be forgotten in the future, but what we do together for God’s kingdom will last. Paul encourages us, “Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain” (1 Cor. 15:58).
How can you put this truth into practice?
Let me suggest one way, though I realize there are many more. Find a spiritual partner. Who are you working with to help you grow spiritually? Who is in your life to encourage you? To support you? To pick you up when you’ve fallen down? Who is there to keep you warm when you’ve grown spiritually cold? Who is there to protect you in the spiritual battles that you face each and every day?
Do you have anyone in your life that fits that description? If not I encourage to find someone, don’t be afraid to reach out to someone.
Remember one is the loneliest number is more than a song title, it is a truth – and a dangerous spot to be in.
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