Community

The necessity for relationship is one of the greatest needs that human beings need. The truth is that all humans were never created to be alone, we were built and work better in relationships. In Genesis 2:18 God said “It is not good for the man to be alone.” No one knows how long the first man, Adam, was alone by himself on the Earth before God brought him his wife Eve, but at some point God looked down on Earth and said to himself that this man needs a companion for the life and work that I have called him to walk in. However, challenges can come when you spend time in isolation, it is something that we will all have to deal with in our lifetime, and it can be the most challenging of all situations. Isolation is the devil’s playground and when he loves to attack the mind.  The word “devil” in its original Greek language means Diablos, which means slanderer. The devil is the originator of all things that pertains to lies, he’s been doing it since humans were created so that means he has mastered the art of deception , which is causing someone to believe something that is not true. He deceives men, which will ultimately destroy families, and the destruction of families will lead to destructive communities, which will ultimately lead to destructive nations. So you can see how the devil works and how he comes in at opportune moments to deceive. For example, if I get into an argument with my wife without apologizing for my wrongdoing, Diablos (the slanderer) can use that moment in my isolation to speak to my soul and deceive me into thinking that she does not love me and I ought to express my anger through harsh and hurtful words.  It is why we say regrettable things all the time, knowing that it was truly not us wanting to say it. He knows that if I react to the lie, it will not only implode the situation, but it could possibly have long term implication as well.

What does this have to do with community? Well Satan knows it is hard to defeat a believer in Jesus Christ who is in community because they know the truth. So if you live in community through godly relationships, the damage cannot be done the way it was intended to.  The truth (the word of God) is the solid foundation of all things, and it is what is going to ultimately set people free in a world filled with deception.Diablos’ job is to keep the truth of Christ away from the world. So here is the point I am trying to get across: it is important to go through life together with other people who are walking with Christ as well. We should all have relationships that will strengthen and get us to the place in life we need to be. Trials will come, but it is so much easier to get through them when you have someone on your side to walk through it with you. This can go for any endeavor in life, doing things with a team is always better than just doing it with one. Think about it, the Son of God came to Earth and knew that he could not do it alone, so he put together a team with one vision. This team is the reason why people are still being set free by the truth today.

“Also, if two lie down together, they can stay warm. But how can anyone stay warm alone? Also, one can be overpowered, but two together can put up resistance. A three-ply cord doesn’t easily snap.”
Ecclesiastes 4:11-12

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