Don’t Get Rusty

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Two are better than one,
Because they have a good reward for their labor.
10 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.
11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm;
But how can one be warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.
And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Think about a clock. An old school clock has many different cogwheels inside it that work together to make the hands of the clock circle around. If one cog gets jammed, rusted, or broken, the clock fails to function. It’s rendered useless.

God’s Word references us, the church, as a body of many parts that must operate together. Take a few minutes today and survey your life this week. Check your attitude. Stop and check the pulse of how you’re affecting other people around you. Are you bringing joy? Are you uplifting people? Is your family, friends, or coworkers coming to you for encouragement? Or… are you perhaps a rusting cogwheel?

If you find yourself to be the ladder (which we all do at times), spend some time with the Lord today and ask the Holy Spirit to cleanse away the rust. “Restore to me the joy of my salvation.” (Psalm 51:12) Allow this worship video to help lead you into a spirit of restoration!