The Crossroad...
At every crossroad there's a sign, directing left or right,
and when the wrong way beckons, the sign's a welcome sight.
Those who know the way by heart don't pay it much attention,
But if you're lost, the Holy Cross will lead you to redemption.

Two by two they entered the Ark, a vessel of haven to them,
Two by two he sent them out, to tell the world about Him.
It takes two to tango, sure enough, and also for a marriage,
Two witnesses in Scripture are the Truth that men disparage.

"If I be lifted up", he said, "I'll draw all men to me"..
That's why we speak about the Truth nailed down at Calvary.
Two holy legs, two holy hands, because by two it's decreed,
When you haven't a leg to stand on, your truth is sick indeed.

If your story won't hold water, then we look at it askance,
But Scripture is the holy water that makes us sing & dance.
The kind of bread that's very dry without a single drop,
But with the Holy Spirit it's the "two" that makes a sop!

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The subject of TWO is best understood in light of Gen41:32 "by two it's established". The animals went into the Ark by two's, and Jesus sent out the seventy by two's. The two are frequently reciprocals (heaven/hell, love/hate, angels/devils) but more often are used in comparison or analogy: two tablets, two pillars, two mountains, two dreams, two spies, two Covenants, two baptisms, two kingdoms, two resurrections, two Jerusalems, two witnesses, etc.

The pragmatic view will appreciate how it takes two lines for parallel, two dots for distance, two subjects for comparison, and two lines of sight for depth of vision. We often hear "You can't fly on one wing" or "waiting for the other shoe to drop".

Critics and novices who haven't studied or observed the subject of the Two's in Scripture sometimes object to the "two accounts" of Adam's creation in Genesis 1:27 and 2:7, or to the repetitive accounts in Kings/Chronicles and the Synoptic Gospels. The study gives us a new awareness of the verse "..if any TWO of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them". Mt18:19.

If you don't understand about the Two's, can you ever hope to grasp the Three's?