RELATIONSHIPS

 

The most important thing in life is relationship. It begins with our relationship with God and moves on from there. God created us for relationship with him. Out of our relationship with him, we can have vibrant relationships with others.

 

In the beginning it was man and God, but God saw that man needed another human being. A human that wasn’t exactly like man, but similar, so he created a woman. Both men and women are created in God’s image and likeness, just like children are created in their parent’s likeness.

 

Why didn’t God keep life between only he and Adam? I believe there are a number of reasons.

 

1. God isn’t selfish. He wanted man to have someone to be with that was like him. After all God had Jesus and Holy Spirit. 

“The LORD God said, “It isn’t good for the man to live alone. I need to make a suitable partner for him.” Genesis 2:18

 

2. God knew that two people in right relationship with each other would make one another better. 

“Asiron sharpens iron,  So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” Proverbs 27:17 

 

3.   God knew a person could stand when attacked if they had a friend. He also knew the power of three in agreement together. His desire was to be in relationship with both of them. Together they could win.

“A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” Eccl. 4:12 NLT

 

The bible has many things to say about relationships. Psalm 1:1 should be the basis for every strong relationship Christians have.

 

“Blessed isthe man  Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,   Nor stands in the path of sinners,   Nor sits in the seat of the scornful” Ps. 1:1

 

First, we are advised to walk with godly people. Be in friendship with those who choose to follow God’s word. If you are, you’ll know when they give you advice, it will be in agreement with the bible.

 

Hang around with people who you see are doers, not talkers and hearers. Their walk should match their talk.

 

Set yourself up with respectful people; those who are respectful in word and deed.

These are three simple guidelines to use in establishing close relationships. Of course, there are different levels of relationships that we can discuss another time and much more concerning how to relate. I hope this is helpful and that you step out in faith to build friendships. I pray the Lord brings godly people into your life that  you can walk beside for many years.