Genesis 1:27 (KJV), “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them”.
I once listened to a marriage coach who said, “God no longer gives people wives or husbands, the last time he did was with Adam, and he was blamed for doing so”. He continued by saying, “the new standard is, ‘whosoever finds a wife’, so, go out there and find yourself a wife. Don’t just sit back waiting for God to bring her to you, because he will not”.
When choosing who to marry, there are several ways people do it. Some of the popular catchphrases regarding this are: “marry your friend”, “make sure you are compatible”, “marry the one you love”, etc, Even though these counsels are reasonable, they do not guarantee a successful marriage that would fulfill God’s purpose. Many of these counsels rely on our own ability to make the right decision, but God knows how limited we are in this regard. In the beginning, it was “I will make him a help meet for him” (Genesis 2:18 KJV).
Is Genesis 2:18 still valid today or should one go by the thoughts of the said marriage coach?
The Scriptures reveal that we must depend on God for all things, marriage inclusive.
Proverbs 3:5 (KJV) says, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding”.
Proverbs 19:14 (NLT), “Fathers can give their sons an inheritance of houses and wealth, but only the LORD can give an understanding wife”.
Go into today knowing that God still gives spouses and He will give you your own if you trust Him.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I trust you in all things, so I let you rule my life.
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