Summary: This sermon is for men who have lost their wives through death encouraging them to seek a godly woman.

It Is Not Good For Man To Be Alone.

Genesis 2:15-20

[15]Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to

tend and keep it.

[16] And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;

[17] but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."

[18] And the Lord God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him."

[19] Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. [20] So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.

After being with me for nearly 43 years,

my dear wife Pat died June 13, 2017.

I can’t begin to express adequately how much I miss her.

When grandson Christian is not here I feel so alone.

I sit in my house and wish I didn’t have to be alone.

We have 3 men in our congregation who live alone.

Two of them are widowers like me.

Apparently, they are content to live alone.

However, being alone is not working well for me.

Yes, I’ve learned how to do the laundry, grocery shopping,

and other things Pat used to handle.

Nevertheless, there is something missing in my life.

Pat knew that being alone would not work for me.

She told me to find a good woman after she dies.

She knew the happiness she found in me

after her first husband died.

In Verse 18, God says, "It is not good that man should be alone;

In 6 days God created dry land, sun, moon, stars, sea creatures,

birds, and animals.

At the end of each day, “God saw that it was good”.

Then for the first time during creation

God saw something that was not good—man being alone.

Verse 20 says, “So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.

I used to have several rabbits.

I still have several donkeys, a mule, and a dog,

but those animals don’t cure my loneliness feelings.

Adam noticed the animals were in pairs,

but he was not part of any pair.

With Adam longing for a mate, God was ready to create Eve.

I have no idea how off track my life might be

if Pat had not come along.

She brought a whole new meaning to my life.

God brought her to me at a time when I really needed someone.

In one sense, I was Adam and Pat was Eve.

I enjoy webcasting volleyball, basketball, and baseball games.

I enjoy working funerals for Nale’s Funeral Home.

It gets me out among other people,

but I still have to come home to an empty house.

Once again I feel alone and it’s not good!

Adam’s being alone was not good.

Here are 3 reasons why it isn’t good for man to be alone:

Point #1. It is not good for man to be alone, because he won’t have the help he needs

Leading and providing for a family is a lot of work,

and a wife can help lighten that load.

Pat was always the center of our family.

She did all the cooking for our family dinners.

She kept in contact with all of our family members.

Her absence is obvious now when we get together.

Paul said in 1 Corinthians 11:9, “Man was not created for woman, but woman for the man”.

A lot of discouragement can come a man’s way.

If he does not receive encouragement from his wife,

where will he get it?

Yes, there are other resources such as the Bible

and relying on the Lord,

but if that was all God wanted men to have,

He would not have said, “I will make him a helper.”

Pat was a BIG help to me in my work for the Lord.

In fact, she was instrumental in my getting saved.

When I had decisions to make, I could ask for her advice.

She gave me encouragement when I needed it.

I don’t have that now!

Point #2. It is not good for man to be alone, because he won’t be able to satisfy the desires God has given him

1 Corinthians 7:1-2

Now concerning the things of which you wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. [2] Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.

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