Alive and Yet Alone
- Mankind is the only creation that was made in the image of God (Gen. 1:27).
- Out of all his creations, God reckoned that only one of them was not good – Man.
- “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make a suitable helper for him” (Gen. 2:18).
- In the Garden of Eden before the Fall of Mankind, God walked with Adam face to face and yet still said he was alone.
- While God could have met all of Adam’s needs, he chose not to meet them solely by himself.
- You are not called to clone your spouse but to compliment your spouse.
- You are not called to frustrate your spouse but to further your spouse.
- You are not called to hinder your spouse but to help your spouse.
Helper for Life
#1. Relationship with God
- Before Adam had a relationship with Eve, he had a relationship with God.
- The relationship with your God takes precedence over the relationship with your spouse.
- Your marriage will be better if you put your spouse in second position.
#2. Role from God
- God has uniquely wired every person in Creation.
- All believers have general and specific callings on their lives.
- God expects your spouse to embrace his or her God-given roles, and he has put you there to ensure that those callings are fulfilled.
#3. Rule from God
- Marriage was designed to provide the greatest accountability partner that this world could provide.
- Spouses should help one another regarding the knowledge and obedience of God’s commands.
- A God-given companion should help you follow God’s commandments more than his or her wishes.
- How is my spouse’s relationship with God? How can I help it?
- For what role does God have my spouse on this earth? How can I help further it?
- What rule is a tough one for my spouse to keep? How can I encourage my spouse towards obedience?
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Just (About) Married.