Despite the ever-increasing normality of singleness and the rise in the number of people delaying marriage until later in life, there remains something of a stigma attached to singleness, especially when the person is over a particular age. These Bible verses for singles will help you stay content as a Christian single.
I encountered that stigma during the 13 years I was a single Christian. I especially encountered it in church. So I thought that I would share with you some of the scriptures that encouraged me over those years.
The following Bible verses for singles all serve as a reminder for single Christians that:
- Your value isn’t defined by the love that another person has for you.
- It’s not a romantic relationship with a man or a woman that completes you but a loving relationship and faithful relationship with God.
- Being single has many spiritual benefits.
- The qualities and abilities that many look for in a spouse are already found in God.
6 Bible Verses For Singles That Will Help You Stay Content In God
Psalm 16:5 – Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.
Isaiah 54:5 – For your Maker is your husband — the Lord Almighty is his name — the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth.
Hosea 2:19-20 – I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the Lord.
Matthew 6:33 – But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
1 Corinthians 7:8 – Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do.
1 Corinthians 7:32-34 – I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs — how he can please the Lord.But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world — how he can please his wife — and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world — how she can please her husband.
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