The universe we see today, with its complexity and beauty, is the product of team discussions held by the Most Powerful Beings – God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. They discussed among themselves what kind of universe to be created, What kind of creatures and how should ´man´ look like. Yes, God knows it all but He decided to involve the Son and the Spirit in His creation. No wonder, everything that was created was good (Gen 1:25). Here, the power of two or a team is discussed.
The Creation Story
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” (Gen 1:26). The ´Let us´ means that God was speaking to some other person (s) but not to himself. But it needs to be mentioned that the ´us´ does not refer to God and His Angels because He does not take decisions with them. In the Kingdom of God, Christ is Superior to Angels. Angels are only ministering beings (Heb 1:5-13, Heb 2:5). Christ and the Spirit of God were actively involved in the work of creation (Col 1:16, Joh 1: 1-3).
The Creation of the Woman
“And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him” (Gen 2:18). As a matter of fact, the original intention of God for creating the male person first was not to leave him eternally lonely because God had already created all animals in pairs; male and female, and had predestined them to reproduce after their own kind. This implies that God had the idea of creating a woman for the man so that they could be fruitful and multiply so as to replenish the earth.
Two are better than One
People with rich social capital, either by marriage or other social relationships, are blessed with good health and long life. As rightly put in the Bible;
“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken” (Ecc 4:9-12).
A person might have a limited view of a phenomenon but two may bring different perspectives to the scene. Two people are expected to discuss issues better than one person. You would have someone to talk to and confide in when you are two. A second person may be able to point out to you areas in life where improvement is needed. One is also able to receive protection, inspiration, and encouragement from another person.
For two persons to be better than one, they must agree (Amos 3:3). In a union where people have different visions and it is characterized by a misunderstanding, then they would not succeed. Jesus affirms that if two people shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, then it shall be done for them of His Father which is in heaven (Mat 18:19).
The highest order of friendship, being a marriage between a man and his wife, is supposed to be stronger than any other form of human relationship but it is not always the case. However, if the Holy Spirit of God is allowed into the marriage, it becomes threefold cord which is difficult to break (Ecc 4:12). It, therefore, depends on us whether or not we shall invite God into our marriages and enjoy them or would reject Him and keep struggling in despair.
People should not choose to be alone all the time because that is risky. Access to social capital is a great gain. Believers need to have persons that they can trust and lean on in times of need. Two persons are able to achieve more than one.
Prayer: May God be the third person in our marriages and relationships so that we shall remain unbreakable in Jesus’ name. AMEN!