SEPTEMBER- CORDS NOT QUICKLY BROKEN

And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him — a threefold cord is not quickly broken

We cannot stand alone. When we are isolated we are in danger. We become prey. A lion does not stalk the interior of a herd—it stalks the fringe, those alone, unaware.

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Paul knew the dangers of doing life alone and exhorts the church in Ephesus:

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

This month we focus on the power of community to build up, strengthen, encourage and to make strong our resolve in Christ. We are called to seek real fellowship and unity with one another. We are reminded that united we stand, divided we fall.

Christian community brings clarity and purpose to a life that feels aimless and mundane. God strengthens our foundations as He builds our relationships, and as each of our individual cords intertwines with another, the enemy loses his ability to rip us asunder.

SEPTEMBER READING PLAN

1- JOB 40.1 - 42.17 // 2CO 5.11 - 21 // PSA 45.1 - 17 // PRO 22.14


2- ECC 1.1 - 3.22 // 2CO 6.1 - 13 // PSA 46.1 - 11 // PRO 22.15


3- ECC 4.1 - 6.12 // 2CO 6.14 - 7.7 // PSA 47.1 - 9 // PRO 22.16


4- ECC 7.1 - 9.18 // 2CO 7.8 - 16 // PSA 48.1 - 14 // PRO 22.17 - 19


5- ECC 10.1 - 12.14 // 2CO 8.1 - 15 // PSA 49.1 - 20 // PRO 22.20 - 21


6- SOS 1.1 - 4.16 // 2CO 8.16 - 24 // PSA 50.1 -23 // PRO 22.22 - 23


7- 202 5.1 - 8.14 // 2CO 8.16 - 24 // PSA 50.1 -23 // PRO 22.24 - 25


8- ISA 1.1 - 2.22 // 2CO 10.1 - 18 // PSA 52.1 - 9 // PRO 22.26 - 27


9- ISA 3.1 - 5.30 // 2C0 11.1 - 15 // PSA 53.1 - 6 // PRO 22.28 - 29


10- ISA 6.1 - 7.25 // 2CO 11.16 - 33 // PSA 54.1 - 7 // PRO 23.1 - 3


11- ISA 8.1 - 9.21 // 2CO 12.1 - 10 // PSA 55.1 - 23 // PRO 23.4 - 5


12- ISA 10.1 - 11.16 // 2CO 12.11 -21 // PSA 56.1 - 13 // PRO 23.6 - 8


13- ISA 12.1 - 14.32 // 2CO 13.1 -14 // PSA 57.1 -11 // PRO 23.9 - 11


14- ISA 15.1 - 18.7 // GAL 1.1 -24 // PSA 58.1 - 11 // PRO 23.12


15- ISA 19.1 - 21.17 // GAL 2.1 - 16 // PSA 59.1 - 17 // 23.13 - 14


16- ISA 22.1 - 24.23 // GAL 2.17 - 3.9 // PSA 60.1 - 12 // PRO 23.15 - 16


17- ISA 25.1 - 28.13 // GAL 3.10 - 22 // PSA 61.1 - 8 // PRO 23.17 - 18


18- ISA 28.14 - 30.11 // GAL 3.23 - 4.31 // PSA 62.1 - 12 // PRO 23.19 - 21


19- ISA 30.12 - 33.9 // GAL 5.1 - 12 // PSA 63.1 - 11 // PRO 23.22


20- ISA 33.10 - 36.22 // GAL 5.13 - 26 // PSA 64.1 - 10 // PRO 23.23


21- ISA 37.1 - 38.22 // GAL 6.1 - 18 // PSA 65.1 - 13 // PRO 23.24


22- ISA 39.1 - 41.16 // EPH 1.1 - 23 // PSA 66.1 - 20 // PRO 23.25 - 28


23- ISA 41.17 - 43.13 // EPH 2.1 - 22 // PSA 67.1 - 7 // PRO 23.29 -35


24- ISA 43.14 - 45.10 // EPH 3.1 - 21 // PSA 68.1 - 18 // PRO 24.1 - 2


25- ISA 45.11 - 48.11 // EPH 4.1 - 16 // PSA 68.19 - 35 // PRO 24.3- 4


26- ISA 48.12 - 50.11 // EPH 4.17 - 32 // PSA 69.1 - 18 /// PRO 24.5 - 6


27- ISA 51.1 - 53.12 // EPH 5.1 - 33 // PSA 69.19 - 36 // PRO 24.7


28- ISA 54.1 - 57.14 // EPH 6.1 -24 // PSA 70.1 - 5 // PRO 24.8


29- ISA 57.15 - 59.21 // PHP 1.1 - 26 // PSA 71.1 - 24 // PRO 24.9 - 10


30- ISA 60.1 - 62.5 // PHP 1.27 - 2.18 // PSA 72.1 - 20 // PRO 24.11 - 12