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Abraham was now old and well advanced in years, and the LORD had blessed him in every way. I want you to swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living, but will go to my country and my own relatives and get a wife for my son Isaac.

Shall I then take your son back to the country you came from? If the woman is unwilling to come back with you, then you will be released from this oath of mine. Only do not take my son back there.

Then the servant took ten of his master's camels and left, taking with him all kinds of good things from his master. He set out for Aram Naharaim and made his way to the town of Nahor.

He had the camels kneel down near the well outside the town; it was toward evening, the time the women go out to draw water. See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water.

By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master. Genesis 24 is the longest chapter in Genesis, and from it we learn a great deal about finding a godly mate. Yes, in this ancient culture marriages were arranged for young people by their parents for "practical" reasons.

However, we can discern from this text that God is not bound by culture. He is involved in the selection of godly mates in any culture.

Sometimes in Scripture God tells us what to do, but other times he gives us principles to guide us. As we consider Genesis 24, we learn many great principles about finding a godly mate. Big Question: What principles can we learn about finding a godly mate from Genesis 24? In the narrative, we see that Abraham was well advanced in age when he calls for his chief servant to go and find a spouse for Isaac. Maybe the fact that Abraham had just lost his wife, Sarah, and his ever-increasing age reminded Abraham of his need to find Isaac a wife.

Isaac was also getting older. He was probably in his forties at this time. Marriages were often used as contracts between families or between nations. A pretty daughter was often seen as a meal ticket for a poor family.

Therefore, Abraham had his chief servant swear to not take a bride from Canaan. The Canaanites were a sinful people, and God said that once their sins were full, he would give Israel the land Gen Abraham knew that it was imperative for his descendants to stay separate from the Canaanites and their ungodly influence.

When the chief servant asked questions about the process, Abraham reiterated the need to keep Isaac apart from Canaan:. Abraham said that even if the woman would not come back with his servant, Isaac should not move to Haran. Abraham knew that God had called for his offspring to inherit Canaan. In the process of seeking a mate, Abraham was primarily concerned about God and his purposes. He also declared confidently that God would guide the process.

He would send his angel to guide his servant. This work will be greatly affected by the person one marries. It has been said that the most important decision that people make after following Christ is whom they will marry. When God gave Adam a wife, his purpose was for them to tend the garden, rule the earth, and subdue it.

God has a similar purpose for marriages today. Consider what Paul said about marriage in 1 Corinthians Sometimes I wish everyone were single like me—a simpler life in many ways! But celibacy is not for everyone any more than marriage is. God gives the gift of the single life to some, the gift of the married life to others.

The Message. Scripture teaches that marriage is a spiritual gift just like singleness. What is your primary purpose in seeking a mate? Is it removing loneliness, achieving status, having children, or fulfilling your lust? When God and his kingdom are first, he guides the steps. Will you let him guide it? Application Question: What are some common motivations for seeking a marriage partner? Why or why not? Another principle we can learn from the process of finding a spouse for Isaac is the need to have parents and godly mentors involved.

Arranged marriages were the norm in ancient cultures, as it still is in many parts of the world. God may not be calling you to allow your parents or spiritual mentors to pick your spouse; however, a wise person will keep them highly involved in the process. Abraham and his chief servant were leading this process on behalf of Abraham's son, Isaac. Abraham was a man of great faith and apparently, his servant was as well.

In this passage, the servant becomes only the second person with a prayer recorded in Scripture, after Abraham. Similarly, one should have parents and godly mentors involved in the selection of his or her mate. The courting model is so much wiser and more prudent than the dating model. In courting, when two people are seriously considering one another as potential marriage partners, they immediately approach their parents or the church, or both, to seek their wisdom, insight, and covering.

They want godly people talking with them throughout the process and also getting to know the potential mate. This is crucial because when two people are face to face enjoying one another, they often miss major cues that could be disastrous in a marriage relationship. Also, they often lack the sexual accountability of having parents and mentors involved. Only the pure in heart will see God Matt Now certainly some may not have Christian parents or they may live far away.

In that case, they should pray and seek the guidance and oversight of spiritually mature married couples, small group leaders, or mentors.

For lack of guidance, plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed. Who are your many advisers? Also, for those who are married, are you willing to mentor a young couple so they can have success and protection in the dating process? Application Question: Why is it important to have parents and mentors involved in the process of finding a mate? Who would you ask to help guide your process?

If asked, how would you help mentor someone while dating or courting? While talking with Abraham, the chief servant brought up the possibility of the woman not wanting to return to Canaan. But when God allows a break-up or some difficulty to happen, they question or get mad at God.

Sometimes, God will allow failure or make it clear late in the process that the person is not the one for you.

This is not a reason to get mad at God. It is a time to praise and trust him. We must praise him because he knows best. Sometimes, by ending the relationship, he protects the couple from something potentially hazardous, and certainly, we can trust that he is preparing them for something better. Many times, he allows seasonal relationships to reveal character issues and to draw people to seek him more. He allows them to help people grow, even though they might not last for a lifetime.

Abraham declared that God would guide the process, but he also recognized the possibility that God might choose to not bless it. This also amplifies the reason why couples must be holy and pure throughout the process. Scripture says that we should treat people in the church as brothers and sisters with all purity 1 Tim When you handle dating relationships in that fashion, it eliminates a lot of emotional and physical baggage often picked up in ungodly relationships.

In the dating or courtship process, couples must protect themselves by staying pure, especially since God may have somebody else for them. Why would God allow failures in the courtship process?

How have you experienced failure and disappointment in the courtship process and what did you learn from it? So the servant put his hand under the thigh of his master Abraham and swore an oath to him concerning this matter. Genesis — When seeking a mate for Isaac, the chief servant was told to go to the town of Nahor.

Many eligible bachelorettes lived in Canaan, and it would have been relatively easy to marry one of them. It would have opened the door for compromise in his life and endangered the promise. The alternative, however, was much more difficult.

The servant had to travel one month and over miles through rough and dangerous terrain to find the spouse God had for Isaac. There are many nice Canaanite men and women and also some nice worldly Christians. Numerous are the temptations to take the easy route instead of waiting for and seeking a godly mate. It will also often mean waiting because godly mates are so hard to find. Proverbs says,. Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find? Proverbs Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

25. How to Find a Godly Wife (Genesis 24:1-67)

Question: "What should I be looking for in a wife? What does the Bible say about finding a wife? In the process of looking for a wife, the highest principle is to look for a woman with a personal faith in Jesus Christ. Unless a man and woman are in full agreement on this most crucial issue, a godly and fulfilling marriage cannot take place. However, marrying a fellow believer does not guarantee the full experience of being "equally yoked.

Abraham was now old and well advanced in years, and the LORD had blessed him in every way. I want you to swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living, but will go to my country and my own relatives and get a wife for my son Isaac.

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Biblical Advice for Brothers Who Want to Find a Wife (pt. 1)

According to a Washington Post article dated , the proportion of adults who are married has plunged to record lows. It went on to say:. In , for example, 72 percent of all adults were married. The median age for brides was barely 20, and the grooms were just a couple of years older. Married couples have dropped below half of all American households for the first time, the Census Bureau says — a milestone in the evolution of the American family toward less traditional forms. Married couples represented just 48 percent of American households in , according to data being made public Thursday and analyzed by the Brookings Institution. This was far below the 78 percent of households occupied by married couples in

Bible Verses about Husband And Wife

Why would any husband adore a lazy, messy, addlebrained wife? She never cooks a meal. Everything is in cans or frozen. Her kids eat sent-in food. On weekends he does the laundry and the marketing.

Couples who wish to show their devotion to each other and their faith often turn to Bible verses about marriage when planning their nuptials. A wedding that incorporates Bible verses about love and marriage scriptures not only helps a couple cement their life together, but it also helps them cement their commitment as a couple to their faith.

Proverbs Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well. Proverbs A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. Proverbs So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

Top 13 Bible Verses About Finding A Wife

What does the Bible say about? He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord. Delight yourself in the Lord , and he will give you the desires of your heart.

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Absolutely not! Yet there are many Christians who believe that. Personally I am disinclined to accept this view primarily because there is not a shred of evidence for it from scripture. Now this is by no means false doctrine. But it may keep them single all their life. Of course, there is nothing wrong with remaining single — if that is what you want.

Christian dating questions – How to find a husband or wife

Wonder what God says about finding a wife? The Bible says whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, so below are the top 13 Bible verses about finding a wife from Scripture to give you direction, faith and guidance. Speaking for myself, I believe I married up! She can be found, and she is more precious than many jewels, but who can find her? God can help. Some of the saddest people on earth are the very richest people on earth. Since they could have anything they want, why do they suffer from more depression than the average citizen?

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As a pastor, over the years I had my fair share of people approach me to find out if we were a "courtship" church or a "dating" church. The people invariably would tell me that their approach was "the biblical way. Perhaps you've seen this list floating around the world-wide-web, but it's worth reviewing because it makes a very important point. So here it is, 16 ways to find a wife according to the Bible:. When the women come out to dance, grab one and carry her off to be your wife.

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