Holy Bible Quotes by Anonymous
Great Examples of Singleness in the Bible
Moses was willing to dwell with the man, and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses. And Caleb said, "The one who attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will even give him my daughter Achsah for a wife. Then Saul said to David, "Here is my older daughter Merab; I will give her to you as a wife, only be a valiant man for me and fight the LORD'S battles " For Saul thought, "My hand shall not be against him, but let the hand of the Philistines be against him. They said to them, "We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised, for that would be a disgrace to us. And Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, "Go, return each of you to her mother's house.
But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is good for them if they remain even as I. The woman who is unmarried, and the virgin, is concerned about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and spirit; but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how she may please her husband. Yet I wish that all men were even as I myself am However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that. But if they do not have self-control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn with passion. But this I say, brethren, the time has been shortened, so that from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none;. But I want you to be free from concern.
First, Is it a good thing to have sexual relations? Sexual drives are strong, but marriage is strong enough to contain them and provide for a balanced and fulfilling sexual life in a world of sexual disorder. The marriage bed must be a place of mutuality—the husband seeking to satisfy his wife, the wife seeking to satisfy her husband. Then come back together again. Satan has an ingenious way of tempting us when we least expect it.
If you've ever tried studying out God's will for your love life, 1 Cor 7 probably came up in your search. All 40 verses talk exclusively about relationships but a whole third is addressed to singles. In fact, this is the first time in Scripture where extensive counsel is given to singles so it was like "new light" to the people in Corinth. There are some confusing verses in between profound counsel, so let's break it down and make sense out of it all. Although being married is the norm for most people, God also designed some people to remain unmarried.