Ecclesiastes Chapter 4 9 Two [are] better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. 10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him [that is] alone when he falleth; for [he hath] not another to help him up.11 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm [alone]? 12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Hebrews 10:24 – And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works.
Galatians 6:2 – Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Ephesians 4:29 – Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Abide in Love and Unity
An original poem
By Mary Hill
It is not good to be alone and unconnected
The wind will blow you away
The world will beat you down
Life will eat away at your promise
Community will sustain you
Create in you the desire to reach others
With truth, love, and hope.
Being in community takes bravery, though
You have to follow three simple rules
1. Love one another
Real love that passes all understanding
That does not say what will I get in return
But what can I give?
2. Listen to one another
Don’t be the one to do all the speaking,
Let your sister, brother have voice
Listen to their pleas and needs with open ears.
3. Lift one another up by bearing each other’s burdens
Act on the other’s burdens through
Prayer and actual deeds
Living in true community requires
Loving, listening, and lifting
How do you live community? What are your thoughts? Please share.
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