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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Two powerful principles are presented here. First, God looks out for us and blesses us with what we need most. Second, God made most of us for a relationship with him and a husband or wife — someone of the opposite gender to be our complement. Yes, Matthew 19:10-11 and 1 Corinthians 7:32-38 both emphasize that some are gifted to be single, and these folks should seek to live a single life fully and faithfully honoring God. Most, however, were made to be complete by sharing our lives with another. Marriage and a godly spouse are gifts from God and are designed into the fabric of our humanity. Let's live like they are!

My Prayer...

Holy God, we want to thank you for looking out for our needs. So many times, we ask you for what we want, not what we need. Thank you for doing what is best for us, not just what we desire! Now, dear Father, help us treat the significant people in our lives as gifts from you. And for those of us who are married, we ask for your help to live faithfully with our spouse, honor them, and bring them companionship, pleasure, and partnership. For those of us who are single, we ask that we can live joyously and faithfully and as a blessing to those you bring into our lives. In the name of Jesus, your ultimate gift, I pray. Amen.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to [email protected].

Today's Verse Illustrated

Inspirational illustration of Genesis 2:18

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