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Sunday, February 24, 2013

God's Perspective for Single Women 2

In my last blog, we explored the questions single Christian women ask along with 1 Corinthians 7:34. Today, we will look a little bit earlier in the same chapter to see what the Apostle Paul had to say about singleness:

For I would that all men were even as I myself.
But every man hath his proper gift of God,
one after this manner, and another after that.
I say therefore to the unmarried and widows,
It is good for them if they abide even as I.
 (1 Corinthians 7:7-8)

Paul was single. He dedicated his life after his salvation to serving the Lord full-time. Paul implies that singleness is a gift from God in verse 7 and says it is good for the unmarried and widows to stay single in verse 8.

This is the Bible, the inspired Word of God. It says it is good to be single, a gift from God. (Later, we see that marriage is also a gift from God. God provides two options for people—singleness and marriage—and His blessing is on both of them.

It’s always healthy to see exactly what the Bible says about our lives. The idea that every girl needs to be married is not biblical. Neither is the idea that everyone will always be celibate. God has a plan for each life, and His best can be either marriage or singleness, as He wills and directs.

If you are married, you can have this biblical perspective. It will help you with the single young women you know.
  • You can encourage them to be actively serving the Lord.
  • You can encourage them to have a biblical perspective on singleness as a ministry. 

If you are single, a biblical view of singleness will help you in your daily life.
  • You will realize you don’t have to have a man—unless God brings someone special into your life.
  • You will realize it’s perfectly okay to be single.
  • You will realize, if you have no desire to marry, that God has given you the good gift of singleness.
  • You will rest in God’s timing and in His sovereignty.
  • You will get busy serving God in your church.
  • You will be joyful and completely fulfilled.

A biblical perspective helps all of us with contentment.

For singles, it takes out the “desperation factor”—that I’m not married yet; is something wrong with me. It helps women wait on God’s guidance and wisdom for each step in their walk with God.

A biblical perspective helps married women learn not to “push” their single friends. It helps us not to be “matchmakers” and busybodies. It helps us to see that not everyone needs to be married like we are.

I would love you to share what a biblical perspective on singleness has done to help you. If you like, please comment.


  1. Es un punto de vista acertado y que ayuda mucho a comprender a muchos y me incluyo, que estar "solos",(pues en verdad nunca lo estamos el Señor está siempre con nosotros)no es nada malo, sino que nos deja o da mas tiempo para seguir aprendiendo su palabra y poder atender las cosas que el pone en nuestro camino para que hagamos.

  2. These are helpful, Lou Ann, especially the last few paragraphs. A lot of times I don't think married Christian women realize that their comments can make singles feel awkward and even discontent.


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