Nehemiah 13:27 Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?
Marrying a strange wife was a way to walk away from God. This word strange here would refer to them being foreigners. It wasn’t about race or language but religion. Strange women served other gods. Strange women didn’t worship the God of Israel. Strange women even misled the wise man Solomon and caused him to fall into sin because of his marriage to women who worshiped other gods.
Now, when you are looking for a life partner, a wife, a husband do you look among those that love the Lord Jesus or among any group of people. Your spouse will either make or break you. If you marry a person who loves and serves God, they will motivate you to do the same. If you marry a person who does not love God and want to serve Him, they will drive you to do the same.
You should marry someone that has the same heart you do. Maybe that is what you are doing. Perhaps who you marry does reveal your heart. Maybe you marry those who take God lightly because God isn’t that important to you.
Don’t make this mistake. Slow down. Be careful who you date and marry. Look for someone who loves and honors Jesus.
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