Healing Sanctuary

Social health

"But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man." KJV — Genesis 2:17-23

According to the designer of heaven and Earth, you need social interaction. Isolation is not good for you. It is in our best interest to interact with people who can understand, support and uplift you.

While the context of this specific verse indicates that relationships play a vital role in resisting evil. It seems that something needs to happen to prepare man for social interaction. After informing Adam that it's not good for him to be alone, God gives him a task. He needs to name every single animal alive.

How could animal names influence your social needs?

Love demands an understanding of my own value. The way I perceive my worth has a direct influence on the way I interact with others.

God created everything on Earth in a very special way. He did it to tell you how much you mean to Him. Creation spoke. Through its beauty, inspiration and wonder lived a powerful message. It was formed to show you what true love could be. Inspiration filled it with the meaning of true love. God desired it to give you wings. He wanted the value of love to teach you of the color, wonder and awe that passion can add into your world today.

There is, however, a bigger picture. Scripture warns you against bad friends. It is written, "A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends. A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good. He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass." - Proverbs 16:28-30, KJV.

Sure, anyone has the ability of doing fun things with you. Watching movies, listening to music and eating with someone doesn't make me trustworthy or sincere. We need to improve our social lives. Friendship needs to be much more than entertainment. Social interaction needs to develop boundaries, form structure and fit into the cause for which God has designed it.

Perhaps most importantly, your friends shape the way you see yourself. Unless you find a way to develop your social life, the darkness of this world will claw its way into your heart and soul. There are few things that will hurt you as badly as other human beings.

When we study the creation account, we'll discover a blueprint for social development that reaches beyond mere fun. This timeless wisdom enables you to reach into the hearts and souls of people, empowering you to add actual value and meaning into the lives of thousands.

This concept finds its roots in the way you see yourself! This is why Christ said, "And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these." Mark 12:30-31 KJV.

People will influence you. You need to choose who you will allow into your life.

It also means that He has the ability to create in me all love was ever meant to be. In fact, the cornerstone to social stability lies within my hands. If I learn to follow His guidance, He will set me free.

Thank you for your continued support.

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