“So they [the descendants of Dan] took the things that Micah had made, along with his priest, and they arrived at Laish, that city of quiet and unsuspecting people. They massacred the people and burned down the city. There was no one around to help. They were a long way from Sidon and had no treaty with the Arameans...” – (Judges 18:27-28)
I read this yesterday and it hit me how vulnerable we become when we allow ourselves to become isolated. Why do we become isolated?
- We shut down due to disappointment, hurt, betrayal, etc.
- We are too busy or exhausted to invest in relationships.
- We are too insecure or fearful to open up to others.
Allowing these or any other reason to keep us from developing our relationships will put us in a place where we are vulnerable to attack, depression, exhaustion, self-pity, self-defeating tendencies, and a myriad of other problems.
Relationships are the most valuable things we have!