2. When going among strangers, and from house to house particularly, it is often wise to go two by two.
It was so when the Lord Jesus sent the apostles and the seventy. One paralytic man was “borne of four” to the Saviour. Usually, in dealing with one particular person, one person should do the talking while the other tries to see that there is no interruption. Sometimes he will play with the children or answer the doorbell or telephone. The fact that he is there will give courage and moral support to the worker who is speaking and will add weight to his testimony. Perhaps in the next visit, the silent partner should take over. But to interrupt and both try to speak at the same time generally leads to a discussion and sometimes to an argument that is not helpful. One person should do the talking, as a general rule.
If the Lord does not return, and He allows me to see this new year come to an end, I would like to be able to do so with a sense of accomplishment – to the glory of God! I would like to be able to say that this year was profitable. But, how often are goals and resolutions just “the talk of the lips” that are quickly forgotten? Talk is cheap and only leads to penury, or extreme poverty.