“And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.”
In Ecclesiastes, Solomon tries every possible way to find a meaningful life apart from God and finds only frustration and failure.
The word Ecclesiastes means “The Preacher”. The author is Solomon and he writes from his own experience. Ecclesiastes is Solomon’s warning to all who follow; you will not find satisfaction and meaning in life by trying to please yourself out of the world’s treasure chest. Ecclesiastes is a wisdom book like Proverbs.
In Ecclesiastes 4:12 Solomon describes the folly of trying to live a life on your own. A man who is alone can be quickly overpowered by the enemy. But if a man walks with two or three friends, they can have each other’s back and stand strong.
It is so crucial that our children build friendships with healthy friends. This could be family members are those outside of the family.
We live in a world filled with wolves who are waiting for one of the flock to wander off by themselves. We can encourage our children to stay close to their friends and to support each other as they are going through tough times.
Now you know the story behind Ecclesiastes 4:12.
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