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Each 1 Reach 1 January 9 Devotional

by David Joynt on January 09, 2023


GENESIS 2:18-25 | 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.” 19 So out of the ground the Lord God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air and brought them to the man to see what he would call them, and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all cattle and to the birds of the air and to every animal of the field, but for the man there was not found a helper as his partner. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then he took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; this one shall be called Woman, for out of Man this one was taken.” 24 Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and clings to his wife, and they become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.

Genesis 1 and 2 show God’s intention for our lives. A key part of that intention is intimacy. God is intimately connected to Adam and Eve, granting Adam the privilege of naming the myriad creatures and giving both of them instruction and responsibility.

 

Adam and Eve are also intimately connected with the “two becoming one.” They are “naked, but not ashamed.” The design of creation is for deep relationships, both among human beings and between us and our Father.

 

How intimate are your relationships?

 

How do we deepen our relationships?

 

 Gracious God,

Give me a new freedom in relationships, a freedom to listen and to share. Help me see the depths in those around me and help me be wise in exploring them.

 


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