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The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 27 October 2021 – One With God

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TOPIC: One With God

READ: Ecclesiastes 4:9-16 (NKJV)

  1. Two [are] better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor.
  2. 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.
  3. Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm [alone?]
  4. Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
  5. Better a poor and wise youth Than an old and foolish king who will be admonished no more.
  6. For he comes out of prison to be king, Although he was born poor in his kingdom.
  7. I saw all the living who walk under the sun; They were with the second youth who stands in his place.
  8. [There was] no end of all the people over whom he was made king; Yet those who come afterward will not rejoice in him. Surely this also [is] vanity and grasping for the wind.


Today’s reading declares how necessary it is that humans should live in a society. It is clear that anyone who is alone can neither help himself nor others. Solomon, in the reading, shows that humans should live in mutual society to the intent that they may be profitable one to another and that their things may increase (vv. 9-12). Though humans are born kings or rulers, yet they have a poor background, for instance, Joseph in prison (Gen.41:14). For any person to attain his position, such person must not live in isolation but relate with likeminded people.

This is to let us know that nobody can achieve anything without the consent of God. Any advancement made without God, is an example of meaningless secularism and it will not last. For you to achieve any meaningful thing in life or achieve your set goal(s), you must be in communion with God, because one with God, is a majority!

PRAYER: Give me the grace, Oh Lord, to always seek Your face in all that I do.