Ecclesiastes 4:9 says that, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work.” I think this could be the beauty of the church.
When the church is functioning properly your strength makes up for my lack, and my strength makes up for yours. One of the greatest joys that I have known is the fellowship of the saints. I pray for the body of saints that God so sovereignly, yet tenderly placed me in. I pray that believers everywhere come to know the joy that can only be experienced when the saints of God come together with one chief end — to glorify Christ.
“We should not … think of our fellowship with other Christians as a spiritual luxury, an optional addition to the exercises of private devotion. We should recognize rather that such fellowship is a spiritual necessity; for God has made us in such a way that our fellowship with himself is fed by our fellowship with fellow-Christians, and requires to be so fed constantly for its own deepening and enrichment.”