MARRIAGE – A MUST OR A NECESSITY



I am without doubts that marriage is one of the most deliberated issues among the many relevant life issues. Very often the question is asked, “Is marriage obligatory or optional?” or “Is it the will of God for me to marry?” or “Am I incomplete without marriage?” and etc. etc. questions. As a personal devotion to enlighten the world on this very essential subject I will biblically teach you whether marriage is a must or not. I trust God to bless you even as you spend quality time reading. 
To begin with, in the beginning God created male and female (Gen. 1:27). He did not create husband and wife. The original intent of God was to make man in His own image and likeness to take responsibility for all the earth (Gen. 1:28-30). So God created man according to His original intent, male and female He did create them (Gen. 1:27). Both male and female are in the image of God, and are to take responsibility for their independent lives, and most importantly to fulfill the assignment God has given them. This clears the doubt on incompleteness when unmarried.

One is rather incomplete if he or she does not fulfill his or her God-given assignment. May I say that your wholeness is not dependent on any man or woman; it is but rather fixed on God. Therefore everyone is complete with or without a marriage partner. 

The scripture says, “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.” (Prov. 18:22) It is very important to marry. But again the scripture is explicit that one must find. Some may not find a wife even if they search. And others may not even bother to search for a partner at all. 
So is marriage a must or a necessity? To answer this question I will begin with a statement from Apostle Paul “But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.” (1 Cor. 7:9) In order not to burn it is a must to marry lest you commit adultery. God hates adultery and for that matter wish all men marry. In order not to sin against God by defying the sacredness of sex, marriage is a must. 
On the other hand some people have insignificant or no drive for sex at all. They are not even conscious of sex or anything related to it. For such ones they can be without marriage. “For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb…” (Matt. 19:12) Eunuchs do not marry, but Jesus says some are born like that. These are not necessarily impotent but people with an incredibly insignificant or no sex consciousness. Marriage is so good. Everyone may or may not choose to marry. If you burn or have a sex consciousness why remain single? If you do not burn at all you choose whether or not to marry. Marriage, however, is not a must but a necessity.


Related resources
Divorce! – What God says about it
7 Things to look out for when choosing a spouse (Plus 1 Bonus) [Part 1]
7 Things to look out for when choosing a spouse (Plus 1 Bonus) [Part 2]

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