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Stronger Than Ever

Stronger Than Ever: Better Together: Ecclesiastes 4

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1. Problem – We feel alone

Again, I saw futility under the sun: 8 There is a person without a companion, without even a son or brother, and though there is no end to all his struggles, his eyes are still not content with riches. “Who am I struggling for,” he asks, “and depriving myself of good things?” This too is futile and a miserable task.
Ecclesiastes 4:7-8 (CSB)

2. Solution—God created us for relationships

Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their efforts.
Ecclesiastes 4:9 (CSB)

3. Why?

A. Effectiveness

Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their efforts.
Ecclesiastes 4:9 (CSB)

B. Perseverance

For if either falls, his companion can lift him up; but pity the one who falls without another to lift him up.
Ecclesiastes 4:10 (CSB)

Brothers, if someone is caught in any wrongdoing, you who are spiritual should restore such a person with a gentle spirit, watching out for yourselves so you won’t be tempted also.
Galatians 6:1 (CSB)

C. Comfort Each Other

Also, if two lie down together, they can keep warm; but how can one person alone keep warm?
Ecclesiastes 4:11 (CSB)

Do not be misled: “bad company corrupts good character.”
1 Corinthians 15:33 (CSB)

Be angry and do not sin. Don’t let the sun go down on your anger.
Ephesians 4:26 (CSB)

D. Protection

And if someone overpowers one person, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not easily broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 (CSB)