In the beginning God famously began His creative phases with one small but mighty divinely empowered word: Let. Count the word: 12 times in Genesis 1.
Similarly, the Holy Spirit moved upon the Apostle Paul (according to 2 Peter 1:20, 21) to speak the very same command when he spoke of one’s lifetime companion in 1 Corinthians 7:2.
“Let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.” Why? He explained: “to avoid fornication.” In other words, to avoid sinning against the Most High God, be with your own husband, your own wife.
I meditated on that term, and a baffling question emerged. How many are with someone else’s husband or wife? Really! Is it possible that one could be legally bound or married in the eyes of local government to one who is not his wife or her husband in the eyes of God? The obvious answer is Absolutely.
How does that happen? It happens when people simply snag lifetime companions for themselves, based on anything other than the direction of the Holy Spirit (like Samson or those of the great congregation during Ezra’s era). They failed to depend on God to direct them to that one wife, that one husband, whom He ordained for him or her from the beginning. Abraham’s servant (Genesis 24), when called to go and return with a wife for Isaac, asked God to direct him to the woman God appointed for Isaac.
God knows each character like none other. And He is the only infallible one who can be matchmaker and get it right the first time. While yet being formed in the womb, God had a plan laid out for their lives. (Read Isaiah 49:1, 5; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 19:12; Luke 1:15; Luke 2:21; Galatians 1:15.)
The Bible says that we were created for God’s glory, for His pleasure (Revelation 4:11).
Is it not biblically sound to trust that the God who numbers “the very hairs of your head” (Matthew 10:30) also would have formed the perfect lifetime companion for every body He fashioned for His glory? Would He have left such a work to mortal man? Were not all things made for His glory? Are we, who are fashioned by God, not to do every thing to the glory of God? (See 1 Corinthians 10:31.)
To the God of glory, “marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge” Hebrews 13:4.
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