Fellowship

Fellowship and companionshipI have, for a long time known that Christ is living in me. (My Testimony) But that does not mean that I like being lonely.  If Christ is in us we are never alone, but we can feel lonely when we are without other human companionship.  God built us to live as groups in many ways.  some of the groups we live in are in school, church, the family unit, neighbors and even roommates.  Companionship is important, but fellowship is even more so.  The bible tells us this:

“There was a man all alone;
he had neither son nor brother.
There was no end to his toil,
yet his eyes were not content with his wealth.
“For whom am I toiling,” he asked,
“and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?”
This too is meaningless—
a miserable business!

Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”  (Ecclesiastes 4:8-12)

As iron sharpens iron,
    so one person sharpens another.”  (Proverbs 27:17)

These verses are a bit deep in interpretation, but that’s why fellowship is so important.  Scripture may mean something very important to one person and it may be God’s task for us to make that meaning know to some or many others.  Fellowship is how we do this for God.  This is how we know that God does not want us to be alone, so He gave us the Holy Spirit to help us to live godly lives and we will not ever be alone, though we may sometimes feel lonely. (Acts 1:7-8)

But fellowship is more than just not being alone.  We should be practicing all the good things we know in gladness and serenity.  In closing, remember what Paul writes:

“Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. “In your anger do not sin” Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”  (Ephesians 4:25-32)

I look forward to reading your comments.