The Ultimate Relationship
Woe to him who says to wood, “Awake!”
To silent stone, “Arise! It shall teach!”
Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver,
yet in it there is no breath at all.
To the modern, Western mind, trained in logic and rational thinking, nothing seems as illogical or irrational as some of the practices of people in the ancient Near East: Create an image out of wood or stone, then treat the image as if it was a living, breathing being — a god with whom the worshipper can relate.
Educated people don’t do that today because we know that inanimate objects can’t be animated just because we want them to be. We know that a true relationship requires two sentient beings, at the very least. Even our family pet has more life than a stone idol. Relating to a pet or person is better than trying to relate to wood or stone, but it still leaves us wanting more. It is only when we enter into the relationship for which God created us — a personal, intimate relationship with Himself — that our hunger for knowing and being known can be satisfied.
If you are seeking the ultimate relationship in life, don’t seek it in things that cannot respond and relate in the way you are meant to. Seek it in the One who said He is the life (John 14:6).
Man, made in the image of God, has a purpose
— to be in relationship to God, who is there.
2 Samuel 4-7
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