It is a little selfish to think that way, but it also is the source of the problem of loneliness and sorrow later in life. When God said it was not good for a man to live alone, He knew what He was talking about because He made us to need others (Genesis 2:18 Genesis 2:18And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
American King James Version×). One person alone is vulnerable to many dangers. Besides the great pressure loneliness puts on us, we often do not realize we are making mistakes and are weakened as we face our trials in life.
“Two are better than one,” the Bible tells us (Ecclesiastes 4:9 Ecclesiastes 4:9Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor.
American King James Version×). When one falls the other will help him rise, they can keep each other warm and two can withstand an enemy much better than a man on his own. We say “two heads are better than one” as an acknowledgement that sometimes we cannot think of every angle in a problem we are trying to solve. Another person brings a different point of view. Humans do not do well alone, but not just anyone will do to be with—find a friend with whom you share things in common. To have a friend, we need to be friendly (Proverbs 18:24 Proverbs 18:24A man that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.
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