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I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. Context Crossref Comment Greek. Verse Click for Chapter. English Standard Version To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single, as I am. Berean Literal Bible Now I say to the unmarried and to the widows, it is good for them if they should remain as even I.

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Margaret Minnicks is an ordained Bible teacher.

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She writes many articles that are Bible lessons. The Bible has some things to say about singleness. If you want to know what those things are, then you should search the scriptures because the Bible gives some important teachings about being single as well as about being married.

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Marriage was ordained by God, according to Genesis 2 when he presented the first woman to the first man. This does not mean that marriage is mandatory for all people. God's own son remained single, and so did Jeremiah and Paul and many others who were servants of God. The Old Testament gives us numerous examples of godly adult singles. This should be a wake-up call for those who constantly complain about being single. God shows no partiality to those who are married, and there is no evidence today that He favors married people over single people. While there were plenty of Old Testament singles, Jeremiah is one that stands out because God commanded him specifically not to marry.

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God's plan was for Jeremiah to be a prophet among his people. God commanded Jeremiah to remain single even though many of the other prophets were married. To further complicate matters, Jeremiah was also told to refrain from attending social events, such as weddings and funerals Jeremiah His life was consumed with fulfilling his prophetic role without distractions. Jeremiah didn't have a spouse or family.

He wasn't allowed to attend social functions. To top it off, he was called to a thankless and despised profession. Even so, Jeremiah displays ways to persevere. Perhaps these ways will help you as well. The New Testament provides additional insight into God's views regarding singleness. Jesus taught that singleness is a gift from God. According to Matthewa person who marries is to leave his or her parents and remain married, but the person who remains single does not carry the responsibility of marriage.

Jesus is our model and a perfect example of how we should live our lives. Jesus was not married.

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However, that does not mean that people should not marry if it is God's will. Jesus remained single because it was God's will for Him to be single. Paul remained single, and he gives sound advice to those dealing with their own singleness. Paul's beliefs about singleness and marriage are found in First Corinthians Chapter 7.

But each has his own gift from God, one has this gift, another has that. Now to the unmarried and the widows, I say it is good for them to stay unmarried as I am. But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion" 1 Corinthians Mary and Martha, along with their brother Lazarus, remained single.

They served God faithfully and were close and loyal friends of Jesus who also remained single.

Is marriage better than singleness?

Since marriage and singleness are both gifts from God, then should people marry or remain single? The Bible is quite clear about marriage and singleness.

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In order to fulfill one's purpose, the Bible says it is best for some not to marry. If you continue wanting to be married when God has plans for you to remain single, you will never find real peace as long are you are striving to be married. If you do happen to get married, you will never be happy. Deep inner frustrations will always be there. People should ask God what is His will for their lives.

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If it does not involve marriage, then they should accept God's will. Before you say "I do" at the altar, make sure it is what God wants for you. There are many good reasons not to marry. First of all, God doesn't want everyone to marry. If you are one of those people, you should not fight against God's decision. God knows some people will have more time and will work better in the Kingdom of God if they are not married.

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Some singles follow the advice of Paul who did not criticize marriage but said he wished more people would remain unmarried like he was. That way they could devote themselves completely to the ministry without the added concerns of spouse and family.

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Some singles are comfortable with their lives and prefer to remain single because they can serve God better. God calls some people to marry and some to remain single. Marriage is not automatically better than being single. Therefore, married people should not put a burden on single people to get married. Singleness and marriage are gifts from God that people can use for the glory of God. It is important to accept the situation that has been given to you whether it is to marry or not marry. However, there are reasons to marry. For some, being single is a personal choice. There is nothing wrong with being single if that is what makes you happy.

I believe a small amount of believers have this calling, yet it is constantly spoken in the context that if you are still single; it must be your calling. It is quite insulting an not the truth to singles who want to marry. Gisela, actually the Bible says a good man is supposed to find you. Stop looking on your Better to be single than married bible and see what happens. I have accepted it, it is very painful and depressing but I know he knows what mmmmm is best.

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I stay busy with work and other activities about 6 days a week. It is so funny how the good church girls end up single and depressed while everyone else has great lives. Thanks a lot God. Im married but has been single for 10 yrs. I have no desire to fix the marriage.

I forgave and moved on living the single life.

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Totally single. What does the bible say abt this situation. Thanks for your question, Julias.

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First of all, I am a Woman of God. My name is Rev. Margaret Minnicks. I gave many scriptures in the article about what the Bible says about being single. I also gave examples such as Jeremiah, Paul, and Jesus.

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I think it would help to read those scriptures. Many of them I have written out in the article. I hope that helps. My pleasure Man of God. As for myself you dragged me far away. Thanks so much, Julias, for reading and commenting on my article about being single.

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Blessings to you! You know this was well said what i really like the most is you were referring with the Holly Scriptures Man of God and you took your time to put it all together.