Fellowship and accountability

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
 ©

Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:
If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!
(Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NIV))

Everyone needs support. Even Jesus had the twelve with Him. It is true that He was teaching them, yet, they were with Him. Perhaps it was the other way around. Perhaps the twelve had Jesus to help them up when they fell! Do you think that this is what really happened?

Either way you look at it, Jesus surrounded Himself with other people. He knew that it is not good to be alone. We need the comfort and security that comes from associating with those who are seeking the same things that we are. We need support and encouragement in our daily walk with Jesus. We cannot do it alone. Even though we may have invited Jesus to be our Lord and Savior, we need the day to day accountability that fellowship provides. We have been told that we should not stop meeting together with believers.

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
(Hebrews 10:25(NIV))

Accountability and support cannot be ignored. We hold each other up. We hold each other accountable. We pray for each other. We love each other.

When was the last time you provided accountability or were accountable to someone else?

Copyright 1998 – 2010 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
http://www.dailylivingministries.org
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