In Genesis 2:18, we see that God’s purposes were built around His people as a community, starting with two who would be husband and wife.
“The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him’” (NIV).
We know from Genesis 1 that God meant for His image—His character and person—to be reflected through these human beings He created…that they would multiply His image through their offspring.
It was a great plan, and it still is His plan, as we’ll see a few blog posts from now. Jesus reaffirmed the plan during His time on earth,
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:34,35 NIV).
Do you see it? God’s intended His people to be so different, particularly in how we relate together, that the watching world would say, “Look there! I want some of that!”
What keeps us from living this way? Why do some preachers and religious leaders find it so easy to treat one another with contempt rather than love?