SELF-MADE FORTRESSES NOT ONLY KEEP LOVE FROM GOING OUT, THEY KEEP LOVE FROM COMING IN.
WE RISK BECOMING CAPTIVES THERE.
Faithful, loving Lord, according to Your Word, 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! (Eccles. 4:9-10, 12) Help me to form healthy relationships and find support in those who encourage me to get back on my feet and walk with You when I fall. Between You, me when I’m willing, and a good friend to hold me accountable, a cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
You warn us, “He who separates himself seeks his own desire; He quarrels against all sound wisdom” (Prov. 18:1, NASB). Help me to be very careful not to isolate myself.
Another daily devotion from Beth Moore’s Praying God’s Word Day by Day. I can relate to this one in particular because I have someone who tends to shut me out. I am an emotional person, so I take this personally, when sometimes it isn’t. That tends to make me shut that person out as well, just so my feelings don’t get hurt. I then become captive and isolated, thus separating myself from God and others around me.