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Relationships are a key theme in the Bible. Starting in the book of Genesis and running through the pages of Scripture, we’re taught the importance of connecting with others. Many of the principles and commands in Scripture help us improve our relationships with people around us.
We need one another. We need to connect. We need to belong. Jesus reminded us of these needs in Mark 12:29-31 (NLT) “Jesus replied, ‘The most important commandment is this: ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” There’s something inside all of us that longs for relationships.
As wonderful as good relationships are, bad relationships can be devastating and destructive. Our relationship choices are very important. Who we connect with effects who we become and what we do with our lives. Making the right connections with people is critical. Our destiny is determined by the quality of our relationships. Proverbs 13:20 (NLT) “Whoever walks with the wise will become wise; whoever walks with fools will suffer harm.”
Here are some important questions to think about. Do you value your relationships? Are you making strong connections with the right people? Are you wisely choosing your friends? Are you nurturing the good relationships in your life? All of us can do better in these areas. When we improve our relationships, we improve our lives!