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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

It is not good for man to be alone...

"...It is not good for man to be alone..."--Genesis 2:18

"Then the Lord God said, 'It is not good for man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.'"--Genesis 2:18.  Creation has been finished yet there is still something missing. Man has no suitable helper. The word for suitable can also be translated corresponding to.  The term help meet is one often used in reference to this verse.  But the Lord acknowledges that it is not good for man to be alone.

It is not good for man to be alone.  This is a passage that is often turned to at wedding ceremonies.  Much of the reason for this is because the context of it is used in the New Testament such as in Matthew 19:5 when Jesus is speaking on marriage, divorce and remarriage and He mentions Genesis 2:24. Genesis 2:24 says "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh." This passage in Genesis is rock solid proof that marriage is between a man and a woman, and a man and a woman only.

It is not good for man to be alone. I find it interesting that during the whole creation account, everything was very good but then God says man being alone is NOT good.  So He creates a solution, He creates woman. I think we would all agree that human beings as a whole are social creatures.  We have an innate need to be with at least one other person. Admittedly, we have our days when we want to be away from people but that only lasts so long.

It is not good for man to be alone.  There is just something about being alone that all people fear whether they realize it or not.  There is a certain joy we find in being with others, whether its with our families or with our brethren in the church.  Psalm 68:5 according to the New King James says that God sets the lonely in families.

And that's the thought I want to leave you with this morning. God gave us our family for a reason, so that we would not be alone or lonely.  Whether its your biological family or your church family, make the most of the time you have with them. As a practical encouragement, if your married, take your wife (or husband if you are a woman reading this) and kids (if you have them) and go somewhere special where you guys can spend some quality time together, just because. If you are single and on your own, take some time to call up one of your friends and go out to lunch or somewhere just to hang out.  Or maybe call your parents up. I'm sure they would like to hear from you too. :-)

Make time to spend with those you love and care about. Make time to spend some time with someone you don't really know. They need company too. Why? Because it is not good for man to be alone.


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