Jesus never married, so why should I?

Wedding photo of man and woman kissing. Who should marry?

When Jesus told the disciples how serious the marriage relationship is in God's sight, they said if that's the case, it's better not to marry (Matthew 19:3-12). His response was that not everyone can receive that saying, but only those to whom it is given. He said there are some eunuchs who are born eunuchs, and there are some who are made eunuchs by men, and there are some who live like eunuchs for the sake of God's kingdom. He said if you can receive the saying, receive it, but that not all can receive it.

In 1 Corinthians 7:1-9, Paul thought it was better not to marry at that time, because of the present distress. However, he said not all men have the gift of remaining single, and that it's better to marry than to burn. If you burn, and you don't marry, you will certainly fall into sin and immorality. Even if you have the gift of remaining single, it's not sin to marry. If you burn, then you should marry.

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