Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Wednesday May 29, 2019

Theme: MANAGING CHRONIC ILLNESSES

Text: “Two are better than one … But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up.” – Ecclesiastes 4:9,10.

Comment: It is important for one in distress to find someone with whom he could share the load. Many people undergoing severe trials make the mistake of trying to handle them alone. Without doubt, those who reach out to others in times of need benefit from doing so. We need human contact. In the Bible we are enjoined to seek advice from the knowledgeable and the elders of the Church.  Solomon the prophet says: “Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established” (Proverbs 15:22) He also said: “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.” { Proverbs 11:14}. The counsel of Jethro; Moses father in law saved Moses from wearing himself out as. stated in  Exodus 18:14,17,18-24 “And when Moses’ father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, what is this thing that thou doest to the people? Why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning unto even?…The thing that thou doest is not good. Thou wilt surely wear away… So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said.” Giving the body time to rest is a crucial for preventing ill-health and restoring the body to normalcy and full recovery. See Mark 6:31.