Celibacy > One of God’s Greatest Gifts

Celibacy is one of God s greatest gifts to the world . . . and also one of the most misunderstood.  . . .

 

It’s truly a marriage between you and Christ. It’s another way of saying ,”I’m willing to put God above a partner permanently to grow spiritually closer to Him”.

 

There are some though, that feel marriage is the first step for a man in becoming the man that God wants him to be, leaving behind selfish ways and fulfilling his masculine calling through a relationship with a wife.

 

Do you feel this mindset shames men into marrying?

 

1 Corinthians 7:33-34

But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife, and his interests are divided. 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.

2 thoughts on “Celibacy > One of God’s Greatest Gifts

  1. Thank you Anna. I agree. I think society’s values tend to be based by what they are familiar with and by what they see and hear in the news headlines rather than by what they read in the Bible. And in the case of celibacy, the headlines are not too good. Actually, if you look at it from the standpoint that both marriage and celibacy honor Christ, they share the same viewpoint with eternity in heaven being the final destination. In other words, celibacy is a different road to the same place.

  2. Celibacy is undervalued in our highly sexualized culture. We tend to view anyone not actively involved in an intimate relationship w/ pity. But celibacy enables us to focus on spiritual things in a way that marriage does not. They’re two different viewpoints, neither superior to the other.

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