God bless you brethren. Is it the will of God for some Christians to remain single all their lives and not marry?
Sometimes it is God’s will that people remain single. When Jesus was asked about whether or not it was expedient to marry, He said that there were three reasons people don’t get married. Mat 19:12 says:
- They are born to not marry
- They are made eunuchs by men
- They choose not to marry for the sake of the Lord’s work.
These three reasons explain all the circumstances in the world where people abstain from marriage. Some people don’t have the natural inclinations or tendencies toward marriage and finding a mate. Others have either been physically or emotionally impacted so that marriage is no longer part of the equation for them. And lastly, some people voluntarily abstain from marriage in order to be more effective servants for the Lord (1 Cor 7:32-33). In each of these circumstances, there is a reason for the person abstaining from marriage, but only the first reason shows God’s hand.