Not good to be alone

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Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.’

Genesis 2:18

After God created everything in six days, He declared that it was good. However, the very first thing he saw something that was not good was the loneliness of man. Ever since the beginning of time, God never intended for us to be alone.

With Adam, God created Eve, a woman. In the Bible, it is said that Eve will be his helper. Not only that but she was made fit for him or compatible with him. This helper will complete him, suit his needs and be a blessing and honorable to God. Eve is meant to keep him accountable and to help him carry on his tasks.

As it should be, the man should also keep the woman accountable. A truly great leader helps those who help him. This is how it was meant to be. Two people joined together working in harmony to witness the glory of God. Through our union, we honor God and reveal His will for the world to see.

Although this passage talks about marriage specifically, man is not meant to be alone socially as well. God created us to bring glory and praise to Him while also fulfilling a close, personal relationship with Him. This demonstrates how we are to love one another in this world.

Community is a big part of the Christian life. It is so difficult to complete a job or a task on your own. With help from others, it can make life easier and more beneficial. We are all equal under God’s grace, so we should treat each other as so.

Jesus died on the cross and rose again to not only give us salvation but to bring us closer to Him in our relationship. When we enter eternity after we perish, we will once again be one-with-God like Adam and Eve were before the fall. 

This has always been God’s intention from the beginning. Likewise, while we are still on this earth, we should not be alone and rejoice in one another’s company until we get to be with our Lord and Savior for the rest of our lives.

This week, pray about how you can help others not feel lonely. Be with them and comfort them in their time of need to help fulfill the law of Christ.

January 2, 2023