THE DYNAMICS OF RELATIONSHIP

The creation of the earth and it’s fullness was in such a way as to encourage relationship. There are diverse kinds of creatures and their existence is strongly tied to how they relate with one another. The plants, animals and humans coexist directly and indirectly with one another to survive. Some animals feed on the wastes of other animals in order to be well nourished.

It’s a known fact that some animals feed on their dungs or that of other animals everyday of their lifes. This is because those dungs contain materials that are beneficial to the animals eating them in spite of the fact that other animals excreted them as wastes. There is a dung diners’ club consisting of different kinds of animals like hares, rabbits, pikas. The young of elephants, giant pandas, koalas, and hippos eat the feces of their mothers or other animals in the herd, to obtain the bacteria required to properly digest vegetation found in their ecosystems. When the animals are born, their intestines are sterile and do not contain these bacteria. Without doing this, they would be unable to obtain any nutritional value from plants. Piglets with access to maternal feces early in life often exhibit better performance. .

https://www.reconnectwithnature.org/news-events/big-features/bottom-line-animals-eating-feces

Humans, although the most complex of creatures are not left out in this relationship. We are made to relate with the diverse kinds of life; flora and fauna. Our anatomy, physiology and chemistry are deliberately made to thrive on and by them. For instance, the are over 16,000 species of bees. Most part of the earth have habitats for them to grow except in Antarctica where the whether is so harsh for their thriving. They may or may not have stings and their main economic importance are pollination and honey production. The honeybees process the nectar they pick from plants with the help of their enzymes to produce the honey that sweetens our meals and get pollens from plants for their nourishments. While we still remain the most complex creature, we had to learn to live with honeybees in spite of the fact that they can sting. Man also realised that if these bees don’t pollinate, farm produce won’t appreciate, furthermore, the metabolic by-product (honey) is both therapeutic and nutritious for him and can’t do without the it despite the fact that the bees are less than us in terms of complexity.

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Apiculture (meliponiculture for stingless bees) has been practised for millennia, since at least the times of ancient Egypt and Greece. Bees have appeared in mythology and folklore, through all phases of art and literature from ancient times to the present day. Even humanity can not exist successfully without relating with god’s diverse creativity.

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We do not only live on less complex beings but have maximised their wastes and by-products for survival. The scriptures have revealed that God gave all of them to us for food and prosperity.

So God created human beings, making them to be like himself. He created them male and female, blessed them, and said, “Have many children, so that your descendants will live all over the earth and bring it under their control. I am putting you in charge of the fish, the birds, and all the wild animals. I have provided all kinds of grain and all kinds of fruit for you to eat; but for all the wild animals and for all the birds I have provided grass and leafy plants for food”—and it was done.
Genesis 1:27‭-‬30 GNT
https://bible.com/bible/68/gen.1.27-30.GNT

After God created the first man and settled his relationship with other creations, he said it is not good for man to be alone. So he created a variety of man that can complement him and keep his company. This made life easier for Adam. If God therefore said it is not good for a man to be alone then it otherwise means it is bad for man to be lonely. The only lonely places where people don’t complain are in the mortuary or cemetery. Even there, you have visitors like termites, worms and cockroaches feasting on the flesh of man when he is gone to life beyond. Meaning that whether we like it or not, we need to be in relationship with ourselves.

MARRIAGE CONCEPT IN RELATIONSHIP https://biblehub.com/genesis/2-17.htm

It is not good for man to be alone…

It’s important to note that in all aspects of life there is need to have relationships with different kinds of people in order to live fulfilled. There is nothing you dream about in life that will involve you alone. The people gathered together to build a tower as high as heaven those days, even God confirmed that nothing they set out to do with one heart will be impossible unto them.

Genesis 11:1-9

Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. AND NOTHING THAT THEY PROPOSE TO DO WILL NOW BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM. Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” So the LORD dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth. And from there the LORD dispersed them over the face of all the earth.

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However, it is equally important to note that the only way God intended for mankind to relate maritally is by ADAM AND EVE PRINCIPLE, that is, Male and Female principle. Before God sealed procreation for Adam, he gave him a woman, Eve (created them male and female). This is because she had what Adam didn’t have. She had seed carrying ovaries and a womb with capacity carry babies, while Adam only had seed bearing testes. A woman has a hollow shaped vagina and a man has a penis that can penetrate the hollow and give pleasure to both man and woman. Man can release his seed into woman and their seeds can meet at a summit to make another man or woman. A man has flat chest while a woman is graced to have a bulging part of her chest to give pleasure to both husband and wife when they commune in holiness of matrimony.

A man can not be a perfect help for Adam in marriage, he would have ended the race of humanity at himself. It is a lie from the pit of hell that a man can satisfy a man maritally or a woman satisfy a woman maritally. If it was true, there won’t be room for that debate if Adam only had a man as his mate, we won’t be here today to debate whether to marry a man or a woman, after all, it takes a man and a woman to procreate and give us existence. We have had people after choosing to abandon the path God naturally created asking for desire to concieve when they directly reject the nature God gave to us. While we prayerfully ask God to show us the way to his heart, and establish our feet in his love irrespective of where we belong, (you can’t question the generosity of god’s love for everyone in spite of our choices), his standard is sure, his plans can not change be because men want to change. God blessed the union of man with woman and not man with man or woman with woman. Any relationship outside of what God has ordained doesn’t have the blessing of God. Therefore it ends only in destruction.

A whole nation was destroyed because of this sin with fire from heaven: SODOM AND GOMORRAH. There are many SODOM AND GOMORRAH in our days and they can not escape the judgement of God, even the ones in our hearts.

Before the guests went to bed, the men of Sodom surrounded the house. All the men of the city, both young and old, were there. They called out to Lot and asked, “Where are the men who came to stay with you tonight? Bring them out to us!”

The men of Sodom wanted to have sex with them. Lot went outside and closed the door behind him. He said to them, “Friends, I beg you, don’t do such a wicked thing! Look, I have two daughters who are still virgins. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do whatever you want with them. But don’t do anything to these men; they are guests in my house, and I must protect them.” But they said, “Get out of our way, you foreigner! Who are you to tell us what to do? Out of our way, or we will treat you worse than them.” They pushed Lot back and moved up to break down the door. But the two men inside reached out, pulled Lot back into the house, and shut the door. Then they struck all the men outside with blindness, so that they couldn’t find the door. The two men said to Lot, “If you have anyone else here—sons, daughters, sons-in-law, or any other relatives living in the city—get them out of here, because we are going to destroy this place. The Lord has heard the terrible accusations against these people and has sent us to destroy Sodom.” Then Lot went to the men that his daughters were going to marry, and said, “Hurry up and get out of here; the Lord is going to destroy this place.” But they thought he was joking. At dawn the angels tried to make Lot hurry. “Quick!” they said. “Take your wife and your two daughters and get out, so that you will not lose your lives when the city is destroyed.” Lot hesitated. The Lord, however, had pity on him; so the men took him, his wife, and his two daughters by the hand and led them out of the city. Then one of the angels said, “Run for your lives! Don’t look back and don’t stop in the valley. Run to the hills, so that you won’t be killed.” But Lot answered, “No, please don’t make us do that, sir. You have done me a great favor and saved my life. But the hills are too far away; the disaster will overtake me, and I will die before I get there. Do you see that little town? It is near enough. Let me go over there—you can see it is just a small place—and I will be safe.” He answered, “All right, I agree. I won’t destroy that town. Hurry! Run! I can’t do anything until you get there.” Because Lot called it small, the town was named Zoar. The sun was rising when Lot reached Zoar. Suddenly the Lord rained burning sulfur on the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and destroyed them and the whole valley, along with all the people there and everything that grew on the land. But Lot’s wife looked back and was turned into a pillar of salt.
Genesis 19:4‭-‬26 GNT
https://bible.com/bible/68/gen.19.4-26.GNT https://bible.com/bible/68/gen.19.4-26.GNT

Pictorial representation of Abraham interceding for SODOM and GOMORRAH when the lord was about to destroy the nation
Archeological findings of the remains of SODOM and GOMORRAH
The sinful act of the people of SODOM and GOMORRAH

Having established the importance of relationships in the creation and every aspect of humanity including marital relationship. It therefore becomes important to delve into the ways they can preserved so as to keep all safe and perpetuate the benefits we gain from one another while no one feels cheated or unrecognised.

Mankind has evolved from merely relating with other creatures into trying to preserve them so that they live longer and their benefits are experienced for a long time. For instance there are different initiatives to preserve our plants and wildlifes. Zoological research, Tourism, animal and plant reserves and the likes. There are also regulations and laws in enlightened nations that forbid men to kill or hurt animals, plants and humans.

Anticipate next edition of relationship dynamics. The series seek to expound the God pattern of relationships and how to keep them without hurts. ANTICIPATE.

Father, we thank you for the beauty of relationship and for the joy that we derive from nature. Thank you lord for the privilege to enjoy marital joy. We ask this day that you heal our wounds that came through wrong or mismanaged relationships. We ask oh lord that you restore every damaged friendship and create wonderful homes for us. Amen.

If you have not met Jesus, relationship with him still remains the best choice mankind has. Not relating with Jesus is worse that being alone. Accept him today and your life will not remain the same.

God bless you.

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