IS HUMAN RELATIONSHIP NECESSARY –
The need for a relationship is one of the fundamental human need. Social Scientist have long recognized the critical function relationship plays from the attachment so vital in infancy to the central role being actively involved in the lives of others plays for the elderly. Our daily lives are governed by a need to be accepted by others, to be valued and affirmed by them. By God’s design we all have innate need to love, be loved and belong.
He made this clear in Genesis 2:18; “And the Lord God said, it is not good that man should be alone; I will make him an helpmeet for him”.
The Bible emphasizes on the importance of human relationship as seen in Matthew 18:19 “ Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven”.
Relationship can be said to be a strong, deep, or close association or acquaintance between two or more people. It is the way in which two or more people or things are connected, or the state of being connected by blood or marriage. On a journey through life, it is our relationships that influence us in other to do almost anything you can think of , you need the cooperation of other humans.
Humans have evolved to cooperate, because cooperation gives us greater survivability. The bigger the organization, the more likely it will survive over the long term. We are mostly dependent on the co-operation of others for anything we want to accomplish. Humans need each other and those that co-operate are better off than other humans.
The relationship in question is encompassing as it involves both with family, friends, co-workers, teachers and even our next-door neighbor. This helps us form our sense of individuality and help us find our place in life. There are notably 5 types of human relationship namely Family, Romantic, Friendship, Casual and Professional relationships. In this article we would emphasize on the nature of man and the need to relate.
The Bible in Hebrews 2 vs 6b. “…What is man that, thou art mindful of him? …” For a better human relationship you must understand the nature of Man. “ And we beseech you, brothers, to know them which labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you – 1st Thess. 5: 12
THE NATURE OF MAN
Man is tripartite as seen in 1st Thessalonians 5:23 “ And the very God of Peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole Spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The above Scripture shows that Man is a Spirit, he has a Soul and he dwells in a body. There must be agreement in these three parts of a man for a better relationship.
- The Spirit Man – The Spirit Man is the real him. Without the Spirit, the body cannot function, because it is dead. The Spirit makes the body alive. “ Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the Spirit shall return unto God who gave it. “ Ecclesiastes 12:7 “The Spirit man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly.’ – Proverbs 20:27
- The (Mind) Soul – The Soul is the mind, the will, the intellect and the emotions. It is a crucial part of Man because it is the seat of wisdom. It is the link between the Spirit and the body. Agreement takes place in the mind. “ Can two walk together, except they be agreed?’ – Amos 3:3.
- The Body – It is the physical temple of man, in it are the Five senses. With the body, Man functions in this physical, material world.. The Five senses are likened to the window of the Soul, because it is from the five senses, the soul receives information. Without the body, the Spirit and Soul cannot function.
“ But if the Spirit of Man that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodY by His Spirit that dwelleth in you – Romans 8: 11”
“ I beseech you therefore, brethren by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a Living Sacrifice, holy acceptable, unto God, which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this World: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.. Romans 12:1, 2
The Spirit, Soul and body affect relationship. It is the responsibility of humans to allow a total union in these areas of Life.
Jesus recognized the need to relate as seen in the Bible in Luke 2:52; “ And Jesus grew in wisdom and status and in favor with God and Men.”