What about matrimony?

Marriage.

It seems like everyone is doing it; right?

It almost makes you feel as one who is not up on the game or being left behind if you’re not. But what does the word say?

“I mean, brethren, the appointed time has been winding down and it has grown very short. From now on, let even those who have wives be as if they had none, And those who weep and mourn as though they were not weeping and mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they did not possess anything, And those who deal with this world overusing the enjoyments of this life] as though they were not absorbed by it and as if they had no dealings with it. For the outward form of this world (the present world order) is passing away.My desire is to have you free from all anxiety and distressing care. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord–how he may please the Lord; But the married man is anxious about worldly matters–how he may please his wife– And he is drawn in diverging directions [his interests are divided and he is distracted from his devotion to God]. And the unmarried woman or girl is concerned and anxious about the matters of the Lord, how to be wholly separated and set apart in body and spirit; but the married woman has her cares [centered] in earthly affairs–how she may please her husband. Now I say this for your own welfare and profit, not to put [a halter of] restraint upon you, but to promote what is seemly and in good order and to secure your undistracted and undivided devotion to the Lord.” – I Cor. 7:29-35 AMP

I do believe the Lord has shown me that for this season in life i am to remain single and continue to strive for true singleness of heart and life. And if the Lord wills that I never marry then He has shown me that eternity is what really matters

“And Jesus said to them, The people of this world and present age marry and are given in marriage; But those who are considered worthy to gain that other world and that future age and to attain to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage; For they cannot die again, but they are angel-like and equal to angels. And being sons of and sharers in the resurrection, they are sons of God.” -Lk. 20:34-36 AMP

Something worthy of our consideration.

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3 Comments

  1. HisHeartbeat

    Hey,

    how are you? We are all doing well, JT is doing exceptional. She is going to help start a church here in a few months, she is interning an hour from home!

    Thanksgiving was good, we spent good family time! How was yours?

    what are you doing now days?

    ttyl

    loves

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  2. Coroloro

    It is truly made clear by the Bible that if it is possible for you to, when relying on God, be able to remain single- then that is truly an ideal way to be. It is vital, however, that your walk with God be a close one. I know very well how it is to, as Paul puts it, “burn with passion” (I believe that is a direct quote)… and he makes clear that if I, as a Christian man (or woman) struggle with these desires [ie- I find it a serious, constant risk] then it is NOT a sin… marry. However, if it’s possible for me to depend on God- there is a huge realm of possibilities.

    Also, keep this in mind too if you ever waver. Marriage is not for ourselves- it is living for the other person. For a man of God, that means putting our Wives first. This also can often mean that as a marriage begins, sex is NOT a focal point. Also, the enemy has a great way of making the big desire what you can’t have yet… and then changing strategies later. So, any man who thinks “I can marry and get this easily dealt with” is mistaken- it is a commitment, it is work, and it can even mean months going without sex for the sake of your Wife. So if I can’t take it single- how can I take it married? It’s all about character, and God wants us to build it NOW, not later.

    So, be ENCOURAGED!! Know that you are making a wise choice- depend on the Spirit and His guidance. Marriage is NOT bad- but Paul, from his perspective, is sharing that singleness is a special, unique, and powerful gift too.

    -Patrick

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  3. Singinthemic

    Yeah. This is good. You know what I’ve learned is that as you live for God, He brings poeple of God across your path and it’s so true that when you are single, you are seeking after God and your focus is the matters of His kingdom and when you are with someone your desires shift to focusing more on them but when you are with someone it becomes 2 people seeking together and there is a power in that. For me, I have found a much greater knowing of God by getting to know someone else. Well I pray that God bless you! May you win many to Christ!

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