“Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet? (Am 3:3; ESV)
Spiritually, to walk it means to make progress or to prosper. In Hebrew, the word ‘to agree’ it means not only to be in harmony with one another, but to agree to meet at a particular place and at a particular time. To walk in agreement it means to agree about the starting point and also with the destination of a journey. In the Old Testament this same word ‘to meet’ appears in two different places. God tells His people that He will meet with them at the entrance of the tabernacle where two lambs have to be sacrificed every day. God will also meet with Moses and Aaron, in the Holy of holies, above the mercy seat. This pattern speaks about the beginning of the journey with God and the fulfilment of it, knowing and dwelling in His glory. In both these instances God says that He will meet and speak with His people.
“And the other lamb you shall offer at twilight; and you shall offer with it the grain offering and the drink offering, as in the morning, for a sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to the Lord. This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of meeting before the Lord, where I will meet you to speak with you” (Ex 29:41, 42)
“And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony, about everything which I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel” (Ex 25:22)
In The New Testament, we start our journey at the Cross and end it in glory, in heaven. The agreement of the beginning and the end of the journey, of walking together, is vital in maintaining the relationship. It applies to relationships between people and especially marriages. We walk together as children of God. As we walk together, the topic of our conversation is very important. This is my desire: I want to talk about Jesus and the Word of God. If you are not interested, I will leave you behind… We cannot walk together except we have agreed on this point.
Now that you know my mind, and if you agree to my conditions of friendships, and if you are ready to live for the glory of God, then let’s go! Be my friend! Let’s walk together…