Walking Together 

Those who loved the Lord and feared the Lord often spoke to each other. Malachi 3:16 Can two walk together, except they be agreed? Amos 3:3 A man who has friends need to show himself friendly.. and there is a friend that cleaves closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:4 Where two or three meet together in my name – I am in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20

Malachi 3:16

Amos 3:3

Proverbs 18:4

Matthew 18:20


Walk of the Wise
A philosopher may commune with his own words. A recluse may live in solitude, but the wise man of God who fears the Lord finds comfort in fellowship.. and in so doing sets out on the path to wisdom. The Scripture knows nothing of the hermit or solitary loner. Daniel had three friends: Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. Jeremiah had his Baruch. Naomi had her Ruth. Jesus had His small, inner circle of special companions.

 Christian Fellowship
‘Fellowship’ and ‘Communion’ ought also to be the watchword of the believer.. like Abraham with Isaac on the way to Moriah. Can two walk together except they be in perfect agreement..  or like the two on the Emmaus Road, who communed with each other on the way. They loved the Lord and often spoke openly to each other. Malachi 3;16.  Those who walked together down the pages of Scripture,  experienced God’s mercy.

Tokens of Love
Those who communed together received tokens of His love, as they journeyed side by side. Those who travelled together talked and listened, and shared and comforted each other in their joys and their woes. And as they walked together, the Lord came alongside. And as they talked together, the Saviour overheard their conversation. And as they spoke together, the Lord drew nigh to them. And as they sat together, they experienced His very presence. As they communed at the table – the Lord was made known to them.

Our Emmaus Trek
But what of our life of faith.. where the physical presence of the Lord is withheld, on our Emmaus trek? Are our conversations so open as to declare to the other the glorious matter? Is our communion so deep as to be able to receive from another? Is our conversation so comforting that we can give solace, as if from Him? Is our fellowship so precious that whenever two or three meet together we receive through the other a fresh testimony of God’s faithfulness?

Sombre Reminder
Jesus draws near the ‘twos’ and the ‘threes’ as they travel together. Does He hear that which rejoices His heart, or is their conversation steeped in darkness, and dispirited? The two on the way to Emmaus were sad. They were confused; depressed; in limbo – in darkness. They shared their confusion and rehearsed their sadness to each other.. for they talked together of the things which had happened.

Sweet Reassurance
And it was as they communed and as they reasoned, that Jesus came alongside and Jesus walked with them. And in their weak; impaired; downcast; dejected; hopeless distress – Jesus drew near; Jesus came alongside; Jesus walked with them. But their eyes were kept from recognising Him, and their hearts were prevented from knowing His presence in their midst. But Jesus drew near – Jesus came alongside – Jesus walked with them.

Serious Lesson
And He questioned their sadness and sickness of heart. And they told of all the things that caused their confusion: Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They saw the Lord and returned bearing witness that He is alive!  Yet still they doubted the truth. And as they continued in their dejected walk and communed on the way – Jesus drew near, Jesus came alongside, and Jesus walked with them.

Sweet Message
O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe. And as He spoke with them on the journey. Their hearts burned within them, and in time His person and presence was opened up to them. And as these two friends communed with the eleven apostles… Jesus drew near – Jesus appeared to them – Jesus stood in their midst. And Jesus spoke to them.. Peace to you – be still.

Stark Reminder
And they were startled and frightened and troubled and doubted.. but Jesus revealed Himself to them, and He showed them His hands and His feet. Jesus showed His wounds and opened up the Word to them, and they still disbelieved! At last, He opened their minds to understand the truth of His Word. They disbelieved despite their sight, and yet we are to believe, without any sight! We are to trust by faith alone!!

Walk With Christ
How important in these days of faith not sight.. that we let the Word of God and words of Christ dwell in us richly in all wisdom.. teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.. and singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. So, exhort one another daily while it is called ‘today’ – lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.


Bible References

16 Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.

Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Revelation 15

15 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:

And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.

And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.

And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

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