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Make Good Friends (Ecclesiastes 4:7-12)

Make Good Friends (Ecclesiastes 4:7-12)

Main Point: Friends and relationships are a reward, support, comfort and security.

  1. Life will be meaningless without family and friends (vv7-8)
  2. “Two are better than one (v9a)
  3. The benefits of friendship and relationships (vv9-12)
    1. Reward (v9)  “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.”
    2. Support (v10) “For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!”
    3. Comfort (v11)  “Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone?”
    4. Security (v12)  “And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”
  • The greatest friend we could ever have is Jesus (John 15:13-15)


  • What relationships (family, relatives, friends, spiritual friendship) do i lack and need to strengthen?
  • Who is someone I can be a friend to support and help?