\\Todd, you're so foolish. The desires of the heart are continually evil.\\
Does that include your own heart's desires, Steveng?
\\ Go out an do God's will (feed, clothe, quench the thirst of the poor, encourage those who are weak in the faith) and you will meet someone who is doing the same.\\
Or maybe you won't. I know I didn't.
Glory to jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 10/22/14|
Of "Doesn't God tell us to 'be fruitful and multiply'?" Isaiah 54:1 and Gal 4:27 Sing, barren woman, you who never bore a child, burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor, because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband, says the Lord. Isaiah 56:3- "Let no eunuch complain, I am only a dry tree. For this is what the Lord says: To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose what pleases me and hold fast to my covenant to them I will give within my temple and its walls a memorial and a name better than sons and daughters, I will give them an ever-lasting name that will endure forever. Yes, Rita, God does tell us to be fruitful. Their are other ways to bring about God's family.
---sin on 10/22/14|
"Other than that, the New Testament says Matthew 19:10 that it is better not to marry and 1 Corinthians 7:1 that it is good for a man not to touch a woman."
Well, that being the case, if that were meant to be taken literally, and HAD been taken literally, none of us would exist would we?
Doesn't God tell us to 'be fruitful and multiply'?
---Rita_H on 10/22/14|
1 Corinthians 7:9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn (AKJV).
---Adetunji on 10/22/14|
To Sin,Certainly,yes,those verses are in the bible, a Pastor told me, better to.marry than to burn.It the word also, what about that??
Love of Jesus!
---Elena_9555 on 10/22/14|
The only time FOR SURE when God wants people to marry are in events where a virgin who is not pledged to be married is either seduced or raped (Exodus 22:16 and Deuteronomy 22:29). Other than that, the New Testament says Matthew 19:10 that it is better not to marry and 1 Corinthians 7:1 that it is good for a man not to touch a woman. Also, 1 Corinthians 7:40 suggests that a widow will be happier to remain a widow.
---sin on 10/20/14|
Hello,truly, I believe most everyone for the most part would love to be married, be with someone they can love & be loved in return.It's not easy, to find..on the other hand, truthfully,
I would rather be alone than make a mistake and get the wrong man!!
So, we got to be carefull..whether you
are a man or a woman, just make sure you got the right one for you.
Love of Jesus!
---Elena_9555 on 10/20/14|
I really feel that God certainly Punishes many of us with Singleness, and i don't know why he would do this to us. There are many of us men and women that do want very much to be married, instead of being Alone and having no one which makes real sense Doesn't It?
---Seriously_The_Truth on 9/29/14|
I agree with the other Todd on this one, that is a personal choice. Consider Paul's message regarding this in 1 Cor 7:9 where he states to the "unmarried and widows that it is good to remain as he is(unmarried), but if self-control is a problem, it's better to marry than to burn with passion." (paraphrase). We also know from the garden of eden that marriage was in God's original plan and he performed the first one. :-)
---Todd on 5/21/08|
We don't know you.
Do you want to be married?
What is the desire of your heart?
---Todd on 10/12/07|
Here's a personal testimony..I was wondering the same thing when I heard this preacher say, "It's not good for man to be alone!" I thought if that's true God needs a volunteer for the job; I had to wait awhile but did I get God's best, you better believe it.
---Mishon on 3/30/07|
The new testament clearly teaches also that some people have the gift of celibacy. it's worth noting.
---Fritz on 3/2/07|
The Word says be fruitful and multiply which causes me to believe that God desires marriage unless He states otherwise. The people that didn't have mates in the Bible (Jeremiah, Jesus, Paul, etc) had specific purposes at that particular time in history and a mate was not conducive( because of a man's responsibilities to his family). Just because God hasn't sent a person a mate as of yet, doesn't mean that He won't. Just pure out your heart to God and He will minister to you concerning marriage.
---Rhonda on 3/2/07|
If God isn't sending you someone to marry, then HE wants to be your husband. "For your maker is your Husband, the Lord of Hosts is his name." "I will betroth (marry) you to me", saith the Lord. Father God and Jesus the true vine want to be married to you first and foremost. Taking God as your Father and Jesus as your husband are the most remarkable things that can happen to anyone on this earth...then seek a physical husband by asking Father if it's His will for you to have one.
---Donna9759 on 2/7/07|
Keep God first, pray and ask that the Lord bless you with the desires of your heart. Be specific, then continue to live your life openly receptive to the will of God. Be active, go out with friends, attend ativities in your church/comminuty, join a reading group, volunteer. God will let you know.
---lynet on 2/2/07|
The desires of your heart IS NOT continually evil. HOWever, just be careful that you do not get in the flesh. OKEY. NOW, HAVE A GREAT DAY.
---CATHERINE on 2/2/07|
Ask Him. THEN WAIT FOR AN ANSWER. I don't understand why you are asking all of us. We don't know if you should get married or not.
---CATHERINE on 2/2/07|
You will never know the answer to that question until He sends the right person into your life....
---Pat on 2/1/07|
Jamea, God wants to be first place in your life. If marriage will change that, then no, God would not want that. God wants us spiritually speaking married to Him. Later you'll find out what that means.
---jhonny on 1/27/07|
"Todd, you're so foolish. The desires of the heart are continually evil."
Steveng, read Psalm 37:3-5.
Mark 11:24-"Therefore I say unto you, What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them"
---Kay6588 on 1/25/07|
The desires of your heart may be evil, Steveng.
---Todd on 1/25/07|
It depends if you want to live alone or if you want to live together with another. My suggestion is, pray about it and then continue on with your life, but do not force God's hand, and go very very very very very very very slo-o-o-o-w, and if the person is right for you you will come to know it.
---Eloy on 1/25/07|
Ask Him. And when you ask Him don't go expecting Him to say NO. The bible says that He will give you the desires of your heart.(John 16:23; Mark 11:24) I'm not God, He is & He knows the thoughts that He thinks toward you.(Jeremiah 29:11-13)
---Rickey on 1/25/07|
Todd, you're so foolish. The desires of the heart are continually evil.
Jamea: Pray continually for a mate, but don't just idly sit and wait. Go out an do God's will (feed, clothe, quench the thirst of the poor, encourage those who are weak in the faith) and you will meet someone who is doing the same.
---Steveng on 1/25/07|
Psalm 37:4 delight thyself in the Lord and he shall give you the desires of your heart
If you delight yourself in the Lord you might find a mate through it, but that's not what the verse is implying.
Your truest and deepest desires are realized in the life he has for you, they are through him, not the desires we operate in before salvation or in the flesh.
---Pharisee on 1/25/07|