In HIS Presence


JUDGES 18:7-31

Meditation verse:

“.. and they struck them with the edge of the sword and burnt the city with fire. There was no deliverer, because it was far from Sidon and they had no ties with anyone (Judges 18:27b-28a).

The people of Laish, dwelt in isolation. They were far from the Sidonians and had no ties with anyone. They did not even have rulers in the land to guide them. When the people of Dan were seeking for a land to capture and inhabit, Laish naturally was their choice because it was an easy kill. They struck the City and burned it with fire. There was no one to help them. They lived a simple quiet life all by themselves and suffered alone.

Do not walk alone this year, do not stand alone. Life was designed for companionship and fellowship. Life is not meant to be lived in isolation. The bible states that “two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labour. 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. …Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken” (Eccl 4:9-10,12).

The people of Laish dwelt alone and paid dearly for it. Building ties and friendships come with their own challenges, but the benefits are enormous. Propose in your heart to build mutually beneficial associations and networks in your place of work, church, community and around you. Add value to those in your networks and in your time of need, you will not be alone like the people of Laish.

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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