Wednesday, August 01, 2007

feeble knees

Last night I came across Hebrews 12:12, "Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed."

I had just gotten back from a trying evening at work and I felt emotionally beat down. This verse reminded me of the importance of relying on God to keep me strong and the importance of having Christian fellowship for encouragement and for building a person up.

Sometimes I forget why God instigated the church and why Christian fellowship is important. What's so great about hanging out with more sinners? What's so great, I realized, is that these sinners know the truth and our Christian friends can give us support, encouragement, and wisdom that God has given them.

I think that's also why Ecclesiastes 4:10 says, "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."