Blessings singles receive from the Lord
God promise to singles for serving Him:
1. An everlasting name: – singles will have everlasting impact in God’s Kingdom. An example of this is Daniel.
2. God will bless singles with more children than a married wife: – The Lord is the husband. (Isaiah. 54:1-6) The promise of this blessing is repeated in the New Testament: “Rejoice, O barren, you who do not bear! Break forth and shout, you who are not in labor! For the desolate has many more children than she who has a husband.” (Gal. 4:27)
3. God promises those who have chosen not to be married for the kingdom of heaven’s sake a greatly multiplied blessing, not just a substitute for marriage. (Matt. 19:27-30) An illustration of this is my own life. God has opened a door of ministry for me as a single that supersedes anything I ever imagined. “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” (I Cor. 2:9)
From this look at singleness from God’s throne, we see singleness in a different light than the perspective of many around us. We see that singleness has a purpose, multiplied blessings, and great value in the Kingdom of God.
We also see that marriage is only a thing of this earth, and that there are reasons that God gives for some not to marry. So when you are feeling down, or need direction for your life, run into God’s strong arms (get alone with Him and ask Him to show you some direction from the Bible), and get a bigger perspective of your life.
Marriage is not God’s plan for everyone
From God’s thrown, or His perspective, we see that there are reasons and advantages He gives for some people to not get married. For some it may mean delaying marriage. For others it may mean never marrying. It is better not to get married than to marry a contentious or angry spouse. (Pro 21:9, 19; Pro 19:13; 25:24; 27:15) There are many people who wished they had known and followed this advice and I am one of them. That’s how I know I will never make the mistake again.
Jesus said that some will not get married for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. (Matt. 19:10-13) This verse also applies to divorced persons not re-marrying for the kingdom of heaven’s sake.
– In times of distress, or persecution, it is good not to get married. (I Cor. 7:26)
– Because the time is short until Christ’s return. (I Cor. 7:29)
– To give freedom to serve the Lord without distraction. (I Cor. 7:32-35)
– Because a widow will be happier unmarried. (I Cor. 7:40)