'Two are better than one... if either of them falls down, one can help the other up.' Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NIV
Sometimes we're not that good at committing: we get bored of our job, so we look for a new one; we struggle at church so we decide to leave; when relationships get deeper we run a mile rather than committing ourselves to others.
The Bible says: 'Two are better than one... if either of them falls down, one can help the other up' (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NIV). When we're committed to someone, whether it be a romantic, friendship or family relationship: we say that we'll be there for them, even when times get tough; we try and work things out when we've disagreed; we make sacrifices when the other is struggling. Commitment requires intentionality and work. The Bible goes on to say: 'A cord of three strands is not quickly broken' (Ecclesiastes 4:12 NIV). In any relationship, we not only need to be committed to each other, but also to God. When both people in a relationship are individually committed to God, and as a couple committed to him too, then it strengthens the earthly relationship.
The Bible says: 'Come near to God and he will come near to you' (James 4:8 NIV). When we get closer to God, he gets closer to us, making our relationship with him, and therefore with others, even stronger. God is so good at helping us reach greater levels of commitment.
So what now? Invite God to be part of your close relationships - whether romantic, friendship or family. Ask him to create a cord of three strands in those relationships.
Soulfood: Gen 4-6 Luke 7:24-35 Ps 107:33-43 Pro 3:27-28,