Saturday, July 2, 2011

31 Days of Hope...Day 2

Today we will look at The Hope of Two. There are three scriptures I want to focus on;

Ecclesiastes 4:9 Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But, woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn.

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three have gathered, together in My name, there I am in their midst.

Matthew 19:5  "For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and shall cleave to his wife: and the two shall become one flesh"

Each of these scriptures offer hope:

In Ecclesiastes we see hope in friendship and the purpose of fellowship.

In Matthew 18 we see there is hope in prayer. Of course, we know God hears our prayers if we are alone, however, this verse reminds us again, of the purpose of other's being involved in our life. We were not created to be "loners". We need each other.

Matthew 19 tells us of the hope and beauty of marriage. God wants us to enjoy the companionship and commitment of marriage. We are expected to leave our parents and become one with our spouse. The marriage commitment is deeper than any relationship mentioned in the Bible outside of the relationship God desires to have with us.

Be encouraged today and find hope in your friendships, prayers, and marriage!

From time to time I will include some of your comments/answers that you sent to me regarding the questions I asked about hope.

* David M- tells us 1 Peter 3:15 is a verse that reminds him of HOPE- David has an incredible story of hope and redemption

(Don't forget to stop by the other 31 Days blogs- see their links on the right side and be encouraged today!)


  1. That picture is SOO cool! I stared at it for a while haha. And thank you for posting this great reminder. God has recently knitted my heart with a sweet woman of God and reading this gave such confirmation that her friendship is a gift from HIM! :)

  2. Excellent post, and so very true. That graphic makes me happy by the way :)

  3. Thanks for this reminder Sheryl! Relationships are such a part of God's plan for His children.


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