Scripture: Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
Genesis 2:18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
Devotional: It’s clear, as we begin this week’s devotions, that God never intended His creation to be alone. If you take time to read the Genesis 2 account of God’s creation of Eve, you’ll see He took special care in creating her for Adam. Because God has existed in community (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), we, as His image bearers, innately need that community. Whether that’s through family or friendships, we have a need to connect deeply with others.
When dealing with loneliness, recognizing this truth is a good place to start. When you begin to understand God’s plan and intent for your life, you will begin to understand what will bring you fulfillment and contentment.
- If God created you for community, what does that tell you about yourself?
- What kind of community do you believe that God intends for you to experience? What are you doing to pursue that community?