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Short readings for Christian singles

As a new Christian 30+ years ago I often wondered why Paul would intimate that to be single as Christian is actually a better state to be in than married or courting. In fact, many of my Christian friends would argue how he couldn't possibly mean that as it was so obvious that being married was and is obvioulsy the natural state of man and women since the Graden of Eden.

Paul then gives what appares a sort of caveate and says that if you are attempting to remain single but find that you cannot bear the burden, it is not a sin to marry - as if it's second best options! "Better to switch to the other way of life God honors than to be aflame with lust."

The point is - it was never about first or second 'best' options - it's about who and what you are and who God created you to be - there is NOTHING lower about being marriaed as opposed to unmarried - however - being unmarried DOES - simply form a time point of view - allow you to focus on God and intercession for people and nations more often and in a sense more fully. And guess what... that's what Paul says!


But one position is not looked upon by god as more sacred than another - but Paul does wish more people were able to resisit the urge to marry - as Our Lord did (had to do to fully deny himself and take up his cross). But this is no way denegrates or lowers any service my married people towards God - in that sense if you are marriaed and find time for God - you are special! Bringing up dodly families is absolutley paramount to God.

It seems obvious - why didn't I see it before? Well, probably because I was imature as a Christian, and I hadn't really taken to heart the part of The Bible says about "picking up your cross and following me."

So what are some Bible verses for single Christians that feel alone?

Joshua 1:9. Have I not commanded you? ...
Psalm 73:23–26. Nevertheless, I am continually with you; ...
Mark 10:29–30. ...
Isaiah 41:10. ...
Lamentations 3:22–24. ...
2 Corinthians 1:3–5. ...
Psalm 25:14–18. ...
1 Peter 5:6–7.

27 Bible Verses To Help Singles

Top Bible Verses for Singles in the Old Testament

“And I will take you for my wife forever; I will take you for my wife in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love, and in mercy. I will take you for my wife in faithfulness; and you shall know the Lord.” -Hosea 2:19-20

“Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you;
therefore he will rise up to show mercy to you.
For the Lord is a God of justice;
blessed are all those who wait for him.” -Isaiah 30:18

“You shall have a song as in the night when a holy festival is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one sets out to the sound of the flute to go to the mountain of the Lord, to the Rock of Israel.” -Isaiah 30:29

“Seek and read from the book of the Lord:
Not one of these shall be missing;
none shall be without its mate.
For the mouth of the Lord has commanded,
and his spirit has gathered them.” -Isaiah 34:16

“Do not fear, for I am with you,
do not be afraid, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” -Isaiah 41:10

“For I, the Lord your God,
hold your right hand;
it is I who say to you, ‘Do not fear,
I will help you.'” -Isaiah 41:13

“But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.” -Isaiah 43:1-2

“For your Maker is your husband,
the Lord of hosts is his name;
the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer,
the God of the whole earth he is called.” -Isaiah 54:5

“Seek the Lord while he may be found,
call upon him while he is near;
let the wicked forsake their way,
and the unrighteous their thoughts;
let them return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on them,
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.” -Isaiah 55:6-9

“For you shall go out in joy,
and be led back in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall burst into song,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” -Isaiah 55:12

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.” -Lamentations 3:22-23


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