Yesterday I shared stepping into the role of helper, which gives my husband the room to step into his role as the head over me as Christ is to the church. He gives me covering as God designed. I studied a bit further in the passage I ended with yesterday:
“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.” (Eccl 4:9-12)
I’d like to share Matthew Henry’s concise commentary on this passage. As I read it this morning, it felt like I was receiving a wink from the Lord, that yes, this is what He wants to show me. I believe I was shown this so that I know I’m walking in the steps He wants me to walk, and I am to keep humbly praying for my husband.
Surely he has more satisfaction in life, who labours hard to maintain those he loves, than the miser has in his toil. In all things union tends to success and safety, but above all, the union of Christians. They assist each other by encouragement, or friendly reproof. They warm each other’s hearts while they converse together of the love of Christ, or join in singing His praises. Then let us improve our opportunities of Christian fellowship. In these things all is not vanity, though there will be some alloy as long as we are under the sun. Where two are closely joined in holy love and fellowship, Christ will by His Spirit come to them; then there is a threefold cord.–Matthew Henry