1 “When the LORD your God brings you into the land you are about to enter and occupy, he will clear away many nations ahead of you: the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. These seven nations are greater and more numerous than you. 2 When the LORD your God hands these nations over to you and you conquer them, you must completely destroy them. Make no treaties with them and show them no mercy. 3 You must not intermarry with them. Do not let your daughters and sons marry their sons and daughters, 4 for they will lead your children away from me to worship other gods. Then the anger of the LORD will burn against you, and he will quickly destroy you. – Deuteronomy 7:1-4 NLT
Hello family, as the nation of Israel prepared to move into the promise land God had some warnings for them especially. about marrying people from other nation. Before we continue lets be clear. IT IS A SPIRITUAL REASON GOD GAVE THEM THIS INSTRUCTION! IT IS NOT ABOUT SKIN COLOR OR ETHINC BACKGROUND!!!!
When a man and woman become husband and wife they bring with them their family heritage, family members, and everything else that is apart of there lives. You bring their life physical and spiritual into your life. This is why God warns us not to be unequally yoked. Just look at king Solomon, he was the wisest of men but he did not follow gods instruction about not marrying women from other nations. They all bought there religions thus leading solomon then the nation away from God (1 Kings 11:2).
Do not use the excuse I’m gonna lead him/her to Christ. Chances are he/she will draw you away. the marriage wont be fruitful the way god intended. I am being prepare for my future wife. i will continue to wait until god brings us together. During my first year in college i had a girlfriend she said she was a “christian”. Looking back on it i see different. She may have proclaimed to gave here life to christ (thats not for me to judge) but christ was no place in the relationship. i was drawn away from God.
After the break up i prayed this prayer, “lord the next woman to become my girlfriend let her be the one you have for me. If she is not the one you have destined me to spent the rest of my earthly life with don’t let the relationship prosper kill it move us away from each other.” And God has done that he has shut down every relationship that i tried to start (keyword I). Life is too short to be going through break up after break up. We don’t need to add to the brokenness. if i can avoid staying out of the spiritual and emotional hospital i will do so.
And i am not talking down to anyone who has had multiple relationships. I know you have grown and learned just as i have about being equally yoked with another rooted strong believer.
When you marry it is more than just the person.
Much Love & God Bless
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