We Are Relational Beings – January 16, 2017

Genesis 2:18, The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’

1 Thessalonians 4:9, Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another.

At Cottonwood Creek, I’ve been teaching a series titled, “Life Matters More When You Honor God.” This past Sunday, I focused on the importance of relationships. Relationships are important because God created us as relational beings. In Genesis 2:18, God said, “…It is not good for man to be alone.” The theme of not being alone, flows throughout the pages of Scripture.

Remember these relationships from the Bible, Adam and Eve; Ruth and Naomi; Moses and Joshua; David and Jonathan; Mary and Martha; Jesus and the Disciples; Paul and Timothy, Priscilla and Aquila, I could go on. God still says the same thing today, “It’s not good for us to be alone.” Granted, we all need some alone time, but that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about realizing the relational way that God created us. God did not create us to do life alone.

So, whether you are married or single, young or old, remember to share your life with others and create deep and lasting friendships with those around you. Relationships can be risky but rewarding, and they take time and effort, but they are worth it because- that’s the way God created us.

Think about that and have a blessed day!

John Mark Caton, Ph.D