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Hebrews 13:20-21 | Walking in Singleness

Hebrews 13:20-21 (NIV): "Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing His will, and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen."

1) Singleness is an opportunity to set God first

Walking in singleness can be a difficult journey for one’s walk of faith. It can be so easy to look at couples, marriages, and other relationships, and long for the same thing. To desire a partner is not evil, and we know God has said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” (Genesis 2:18 NIV). God created us to live in community. Even looking at the Trinity itself, communal relationship is something that has extended into eternity. The love the Father has for the Son and the Spirit, and the both of them for Him and each other, is an incomprehensible demonstration of the love that creation was borne out of.

With Christ, we are called to love God and love one another. He sums this up with the two most important commandments: “Jesus said to him, ‘‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.’” (Matthew 22:37-40 NKJV). When we walk in singleness, God provides us with a journey where we can grow in love with Him with all our heart, soul, and mind. We are given the opportunity to set God first in our life in a unique way, and continually learn to love and listen to Him all the more.