With Genesis 2 we find so many important elements with understanding how to live life. One theme in Genesis 2 is limitations.
We learn about the limitations of when we rest and when we work (Gen 2:3).
We learn about the limitations of right and wrong. We learn the importance of living the life that God has placed before us and not trying to push those limits into what we believe is best (Gen 2:15-17).
We also learn about the limitations pertaining to relationships. We learn about our need for community and that loneliness is not good (Gen 2:18). We also see that marriage is one of the prescriptions for this loneliness and that this relationship is to be special and uniquely above other relationships (Gen 2:24).
Yes, chapter 2 in Genesis gives us so much insight about our need to live within the limitations that God is placed before us. When we continue to hit up against these limitations (out of our disobedience, pride, and need to control our own destiny) we do feel the results. We experience the loneliness, burnout, and the destruction that can be experienced when taking relationships for advantage.
When we live within the bounds that we were created for, we really experience peace and joy. God is the one that created us as living souls and the one that has taught us how to really live this life (Gen. 2:7).
I want to encourage that we challenge ourselves to embrace what we see on the front side as limitations with the faith and understanding of the true freedom living in the ways that God has instructed brings!
Is there an area(s) of your life that you are resisting a limitation you see God bringing? Take that before God and allow God to show you how it will actually bring freedom, peace and joy!
Kelly Saylor is a licensed Christian counselor that specializes in marriage and family counseling and mental health counseling. She is also the co-founder of SureHope Counseling & Training Center and offers trainings to individuals, couples, churches and church staffs. If you would like to learn more or have any further questions you can reach Kelly Saylor at Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org or at 980-272-8180.