Everyone at some point in their life has been single so we can all relate with this topic. People respond to singleness in many different ways – use their freedom to do whatever they want…whenever they want, get married as soon as possible, dedicate themselves to a cause wholeheartedly, don’t even care or think twice about being single, feel entitled and hang out with only other singles, etc. God knows what He’s doing with His timing and has much to say in Scripture about this.
He speaks to everyone using His Word and in the context of singleness, it’s incredibly fitting. God reminds us that He is priority #1 above all else.
- That we should be free from all anxieties.
- That He will always be with us.
- To use wisdom when looking to get married.
- That He can sympathize with our every weakness.
- That His love is everlasting.
Let’s look and see what the Bible has to say with Scripture on Singleness:
Isaiah 54:5 – For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is His name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth He is called.
1 Corinthians 7:32 – I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord.
Psalm 73:23 – Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand.
Matthew 28:20 – …And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
2 Corinthians 6:14 – Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
Hosea 2:19-20 – And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the Lord.
1 Corinthians 7:34-35 – And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband. I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.
Jeremiah 31:3 – I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.
Hebrews 4:15 – For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.