In the beginning God created Adam. And from Adam’s rib, He created Eve. They were perfect for each other, but still fell into sin. When people are looking for the perfect mate, they look on the outer appearance and make excuses for everything else. That approach leads to divorce. What we should do is to look at the heart of the person.

When we search the heart of the person through their faith, actions, and their character, and find out that person is good for us, it is still not good enough. The reason why Adam and Eve fell is because they failed to put God first in their relationship. When Eve chose the devil’s words over her husband’s, it distorted, not only her view of God, but it influenced her husband to do the same. They fell into the devil’s trap and were kicked out of God’s presence.

Another example of this is Abraham and Sarah. Abraham received the promise that God would bless them with a child. However, through a lack of faith in God’s word, Sarah told Abraham to sleep with her maid Hagar. Abraham did so. When this happened, it caused conflict within that family that can be felt today in the middle east.

 When we don’t put God first in our relationships, the devil has a victory. When we put God first, we become a force for the kingdom of God. Matthew 18:19-20 states: “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

When we put Jesus in the center of our relationships, follow his will, and pray in his name, we become dangerous to Satan and his plans and become agents of change for the kingdom of God. Not because of us, but because Jesus is all powerful. By his name demons are cast out, the sick are made well, people rise from the dead, storms clear, mountains crumble and fall, souls are made new. At the name of Jesus every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the Glory of God the Father.  Will you put Jesus first in your relationships today?

Scripture References

“Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”

And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.”

Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was [a]pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.” Genesis 3:1-7 NKJV

“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 NKJV  

“Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant whose name was Hagar. So Sarai said to Abram, “See now, the Lord has restrained me from bearing children. Please, go in to my maid; perhaps I shall [a]obtain children by her.” And Abram heeded the voice of Sarai. Then Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar her maid, the Egyptian, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan. So he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress became despised in her [eyes.” Genesis 16:1-4 NKJV

19 “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:19-20 NKJV

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

Hebrews 4:12 NKJV

“5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:5-11 NKJV

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