On the cross shaped tree are two types of lines –horizontal and vertical. In the environment of earth we were made to live with “people”. Humans are beings with a spirit, body and a soul. The spirit emphasizes a vertical relationship (man and God), the body emphasizes a horizontal relationship (man to man) but the soul emphasizes the cross (horizontal and vertical relationship).
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“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” (2Corin.6:14). It is more reliable to walk with someone God can discipline on your behalf. With the Holy Spirit, he has a good judgment and looks unto Jesus, the perfect description of love, to love you. Love can be pure with a pure person.
‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'(Luke 10:27b). Be diligent to work on your character, your career, your sociability, your personality. These are important because human relationships need all of them to grow. Make a personal effort to know your strengths and weaknesses, your wants and goals, your value system and fear. I mean know each other because love does not happen in a vacuum. Dig deeper to find the true beauty of each other. Be kind to one another. Matt.1:19 “Because Joseph her husband, a righteous man, was unwilling to disgrace her publicly, he resolved to divorce her quietly”. Let kindness and goodness be seen in your relationship.