CREATED FOR RELATIONSHIP
“Do you remember what God said about Adam before the creation of Eve? “It is not good for the man to be alone.” (Genesis 2:18) God’s first comment on the state of human beings was that Adam needed a helper.
But modern men have changed that. We say it is better that we should be alone; not unmarried, but alone as far as relationships are concerned. So we are flying in the face of God’s Word when we insist on our independence to the detriment of those around us. God said aloneness is not good.
Not only this, but Philippians 2:4 says, “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Not only do you need good relationships for yourself, you need to provide them for others.
Failing to build a strong relationship with your wife because you don’t think you need one yourself is to deprive her of her need. The same thing goes for your children.
When we do this as husbands and fathers we say, “I count, and you don’t.” That’s selfishness, “my brother. If God tells me it’s not good for me to be alone, but I insist on being a loner, then I deprive others who are in desperate need of what I have to offer. And I also hurt myself, because although I may not know it, I’m in desperate need of what they have to offer too.
vision, purpose, destiny,