Reflection on our Lesson

(Genesis 2:18) Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.”

God was not alone, because God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit communicated with each other, loved each other, and worked together before and after God created all that exists. God wanted Adam to have someone like himself as a companion so he would not be alone.

God is infinite, and people are finite. God is all knowing and everywhere present, but people can never be equal to God (all knowing and everywhere present). People need other finite beings like themselves to communicate with, to love, to grow and learn with, and to work together with. God wanted Adam to have a helper and partner like himself. The Father, the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit are helpers and partners in the perfect sense, as Jesus demonstrated, and as Jesus said the Holy Spirit would demonstrate after Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to His followers. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit worked together in the creation and redemption of human beings.

God wanted people to experience this same joy of living and working together with others similar to themselves.

When we need someone and no one is there Jesus is always at our side (2 Tim. 4:16-17)  

At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. May it not be held against them.  But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.

 

REFLECTION:  God never intended for man to be alone.  What causes ‘loneliness’ in this life and how do we impose it upon ourselves?

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