Better Together

Scripture: Genesis 2-3

God saw that Adam needed a companion, someone to work with, converse with, and to build a relationship with. And God gave him that: a tailored companion, just for him! Even though, at the end of these chapters, Adam and Eve were cursed, God ascertained that they still needed each other. They needed each other in order to be strong and supported. God had brought them together and chose not to separate them. He’d called their union, their relationship, very good, even though they had failed Him and each other.

The wisdom the tree granted was not something Adam and Eve were ready for. Instead of allowing God to teach them and work out His plan, they tried to do it for themselves.

Even though they had failed and disobeyed, God did not decry them. He did not regret His creation of them. They took the timing of His plan, whatever it might have been, out of His hands but He didn’t cast them into the trash. He made a new way for then; a longer, harder way but God still made a way.

We as mankind often forget that we were made to have a deep relationship with God. We were meant to be with Him, but we have all made our own choices, to either draw near to or away from. However, we were made to be better together–with friends, family, children, significant others–and especially so with God.

We are called to love but we often do not. We think we know better than God, even as He calls us closer and to better relationships. We were made for relationship, to be better together, but we can only do that when we come together with God. When we let Him pour into us, we can then pour out into others and build those lasting, supportive, strong relationships.

 

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NIV)

Two are better than one,
    because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
    one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
    and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
    But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
    two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

 

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