Thursday, May 27, 2010

daily text 5/27

Thursday, May 27th, 2010
"I, Jehovah, am your God, the One teaching you to benefit yourself, the One causing you to tread in the way in which you should walk. O if only you would actually pay attention to my commandments! Then your peace would become just like a river."
(Isaiah 48:17, 18)

Are you young and still unmarried? If so, how should you regard the prospect of marriage? You can avoid much heartache if you wait until you are physically, mentally, and spiritually ready for marriage before you start a romantic relationship with a Christian of the opposite sex. Of course, the Scriptures do not stipulate an age for marriage. However, the Bible does show that you do well to wait until you are past that time in life when sexual feelings are very strong. (1 Corinthians 7:36) Why? Because strong sexual impulses can distort good judgement and cause you to make unwise decisions that may result in heartache later. Remember, Jehovah's wise counsel on marriage in the Bible is for yor benefit and happiness.
(Watchtower issue: 4/15/08, 4:6)

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