Yesterday one of our readers posted a reply to a post in which I said that life is all about relationships. His response was that life wasn’t about relationships with people but with God. I decided I would post my reply as a blogpost for everyone to participate in.
I issue a challenge: Find me anyone in the Bible who was sustained off of his relationship with God alone? God created us for companionship and horizontal relationships. As a matter of fact He Himself said within the first chapters of the Bible, Adam, it is not good for you to be alone.
He wasn’t alone. He had God. So if relationship with God was the purpose then why did Adam need another person? God gave Adam a horizontal relationship (another human) to supplement his vertical one (his relationship with God). We are created for fellowship. Doors are opened when we meet and interact with others.
Throughout the Bible we see men and women in relationship with others, without whom they wouldn’t have been brought into a new season. If it weren’t for Paul, Timothy would never have been the man he was. If it weren’t for Paul, Titus would have never ended up in prison and never experienced the power of God which released them from their bondage. It is vital that we don’t make the mistake of thinking that we don’t need others because we have God. It is true that God is all sufficient, but it is also true that God decided that in His infinite wisdom He was to implement a second form of relationship. Our fellowship with other brothers and sisters in Christ catapult us into new levels in life, both spiritually and professional as well as emotionally and mentally.
“… not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another, and so much the more, as ye see the day drawing nigh.” – HEB. 10:25