For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up. Ecclesiastes 4:10
I heard a preacher ask a question once that really struck me as interesting and I thought, “Only if…”! The question was, “If Adam had been with Eve when the serpent tempted her with sin, would she have actually sinned?” The hypothetical answer the preacher gave was “No, she wouldn’t have!” Why?
When we are alone, it is so much easier for the devil to temp us into sinning. We are weaker, especially if in the temptation we forget to pray and ask God to help us. By having someone by our side, we can make better decisions, together. From the beginning, God saw that it is not good for a man to be alone. Adam was given a helper and in return he is to “love his wife as his own body” (Ephesians 5:28).
When we fall, Ecclesiastes points out that it’s much harder to get up alone versus having someone there to help us up. No wonder God designed marriage the way He did. He wants us to stick together through life’s storms, as well as the calm and happy moments. It is much harder to not have someone to share your grief and happiness with. God made humans yearning to communicate and wanting to share thoughts and feelings with each other.
Pray a prayer of thankfulness and thank you spouse for being there with you. We are given to each other to lift each other up, to help each other through tough times, and to glorify God in our marriage. Don’t be afraid to ask your spouse for spiritual guidance. God intended us to hold each other up and give a lift when our spouse needs it. After all, who else but the person closest to you?
Him+Her Weekly Talk
Talk about a time when your spouse lifted you up when you were going through a hard time in your life.