Tag: godly mates
Scripture Reading for January 11th–Genesis 27-31
“When Esau was 40 years old, he married Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and also Basemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite. They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.” Genesis 26:34-35
Abraham sent his servant to find a bride for Isaac to insure the godly line would be continued. Isaac and Rebekah had the twins Jacob and Esau. But Esau had a taste for Hittite women, not just one, but two wives at the same time! Esau was oblivious to the grief he caused his godly parents. He married them in spite of their marriage story and probably their godly training and advice.
God has placed those in authority over us to help us learn how to live and please the Lord. Choosing a mate is one of the most important choices we make in life. We should give godly instruction to our children to marry only believers. Unbelieving mates and unequally yoked marriages cause great grief and pain to believers and to the heart of God! We help them by setting an example of a godly marriage and home and helping them evaluate the kind of man or woman who would complement their personality. This person should always be a believer and strong person of faith! (2nd Corinthians 6:14-18) Why? God desires godly offspring! (Malachi 2:14)
Believing parents have a better chance of raising godly children, but it is not a guarantee because each person has a free will to choose faith or self. Teach your children and pray diligently for godly mates. Instruct them not to marry outside the faith! God is faithful!
” Then Rebekah said to Isaac, “I’m disgusted with living because of these Hittite women. If Jacob takes a wife from among the women of this land, from Hittite women like these, my life will not be worth living.” Genesis 27:46