“We fill our lives with stuff. We live in a great country where even the poorest among us is in the top 12% of the world’s income, yet we’re so unhappy. We have so much unsatisfaction, so much depression, so much despondency, so much misery, and that’s because God did not make us so we can be in a relationship with stuff. God made us so we can be in a relationship with Him! Isn’t that the truth? We are a relational people! You know, we love our friends, we love our family, we love our children. We’ve got these relationships on a human level, and that’s how God made us. We are a relational people. That’s why it’s said it’s not good for a man to be alone, and that’s why God gave him a wife, and Adam had Eve, and he was thankful. Adam could not live without her. Why? It’s because God Himself needs relations. Even though we can’t understand the concept of what the Bible calls The Trinity, one God in three person, the triune nature of God, but in that nature it shows relationships. It shows that God Himself is a relational God, that there’s a need for love between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
God gave us everything, but we still wanted more, so we betrayed Him. When God went into the garden, Adam was hiding in the bush. God knew exactly where he was, but God still said, ‘Adam! Adam! Where are you?’ Finally, Adam gave it up. God said, ‘What did you do?!’ Adam answered, ‘ Whoa! It’s that wife you gave me!’ Ha, how quickly things changed, from whoa, a wife, what a blessing, a wife, to she’s my downfall! Eve was only tricked, but Adam willfully rebelled. The decree was given to him so he should have been bold enough to stand up and accept his responsibility. When it was time for Eve to talk to God, she blamed it on the devil, the serpent, so it’s never your fault but always somebody else’s. Oh, it’s my parents, my friends, I was hanging out with the wrong crowd, it’s how I grew up! Or take the rich, even the rich kids have excuses. Ha ha! Oh, I was spoiled too much, I was given too much stuff and no parameter, I didn’t have enough responsibility. This, my friend, is what’s called ‘passing the buck’!
Some people even blame God! They say, ‘I’m in trouble, but where is God? Why doesn’t He help me?!’ Though we have church people coming out here to give us food, give us sandwiches, give us clothes, we’re too blind to see that that’s God’s way of reaching out to us.
All this music, all this sport, all this entertainment, all this stuff are getting in the way of us having a relationship with God.”