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“It is not good that a man should be alone.” (Genesis 2:18)
Paul’s Reasons for Remaining Single
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. (Genesis 2:18)
Giving Up TV
“You won’t last one week!”
Yes, people actually made phone calls and rang door bells just to shmooze. But it has been become, sadly, a lost art. With the advent of countless, incredible time-saving devices and the pressure of making EVERY SECOND COUNT, purposeless, pointless, non-meaningful encounters have gone the way of the passe cassette tape. It is no longer fashionable, no; it’s not even acceptable to “waste” any time at all.
Modern People Have Lost the Power of Contemplation
It seems that modern people have lost the power of devotional contemplation such as sustained holy men of old in time of affliction or of lonely waiting. The Lord Jesus could go up into a mountain and spend the night in prayer and meditation, drawing from the Father a renewal of strength for the mortal struggle. On a lower plane David was able to use many hours in rapturous contemplation of divine perfection. Many holy men and women found comfort and strength in such direct contact with the Eternal far from the greedy struggle of humanity. It was possible in large measure to overcome discomfort and pain, as when Paul and Silas after cruel beatings were able to sing hymns of praise in the darkness of the inner prison. Many in those days, with little to engage attention or stimulate interest, were able to find joy and peace in the contemplation of spiritual truths.