TWO BY TWO 08-12-16

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(CLICK THE TITLE) Good morning and praise the Lord for another day and another chance to grow in the gospel and be a blessing to others. I spent time with my group of Pastors that I use for my spiritual accountability. That sharing time led me to write this message. I hope you find something in it for yourself.

Today’s Prayer 

Father, You did not say in Your Word that as a Christian we would not be tempted, but rather that with Your help, we need not be overcome. You did not say that we could solve others’ problems, but that we could introduce them to You, and that You would provide the answers. Oh Lord, help us to study Your Word until knowing Your laws and living by them becomes second nature to us, for fear that we stumble and cause others to fall. In JESUS’ name, Amen

Let’s eat.

Two by Two

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work. – Ecclesiastes 4:9

Here I go again with one of my little revelations that I want to share. Have you discovered yet that you are incomplete by yourself? During my “warrior” stage of life you would have been hard-pressed to convince me that I needed you or anyone else. I was huge on self pride in those days until I discovered that pride is something that God was trying to break me of. I know few people willing to admit their need for others, but many who live according to this principle. However, sooner or later we discover God’s truth regarding our need for others.

God made us to need others. We may not discover this until we fail – fail in a business, a marriage, a close friendship, or in a client relationship. We are incomplete without the ongoing input from others into our lives. An independent spirit is one of the most detestable sins from God’s viewpoint. It is the highest form of pride.

“Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice” (Proverbs 13:10).

God has made each of us so that we have only so many gifts. He did not give any of us all the available gifts. Hence, we learn to depend on others and to humbly trust others to complete us where we are deficient.

The bible gives us vivid demonstration of the partner act. David had Jonathan. Paul had Silas. I was reading a document sent to me by OS Hillman on the relationship between noted people in the gospel and the assistance God provided for them. It was pointed out that Martin Luther had Philip Melanchthon. Melanchthon was 14 years younger than Luther. Martin Luther learned that he needed someone in his life to complete the work God called him to do. Luther had the greatest respect for this friend who helped him reform the Church of their day and the Church as we know it at present. Luther learned a great deal from Melanchthon, who was a great scholar at a young age. He could speak several languages, and he became Professor of Greek at the new University of Wittenberg at 21 years of age. This was ten months after Luther posted his famous theses on the church door in Wittenberg. Melanchthon helped shape the Protestant movement of the sixteenth century through his research, writings, moral purpose, and religious conscience. Luther and Melanchthon became inseparable, and when they died, they were buried next to each other.

The question is now clear. Who has GOD placed in your life to complete you? Maybe it is a mate. Perhaps it is a close friend. Perhaps it is a business partner. If you lack this in your life, I encourage you to seek someone out who can speak into your life. If you have someone like this, tell him or her how much you appreciate the role he or she plays in your life.

Quote of the Day

The right way to pray is to stretch out our hands and ask of One who we know has the heart of a Father.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer





Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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