You are not to give your daughters in marriage to their sons, nor are you to take their daughters in marriage for your sons or for yourselves. Was it not because of marriages like these that Solomon king of Israel sinned? Among the many nations there was no king like him. He was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel, but even he was led into sin by foreign women (Neh 13:25b-26) Missionary dating? Nehemiah said that intermarriage with unbelievers was strictly forbidden, one of the reasons being that their unbelief would be introduced into the nation, not to mention the obvious: unbelief spreads. May we seek to be married to people who share our faith in Jesus!
Monday, August 5, 2013
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Ro 5:8) Does God love us? Yes, and He gave His Son to ransom us. He loves us so much He gave His Son. He is also a Just Judge, and required sin to be dealt with. His Justice put Jesus on the Cross, and His Love kept Him there till the penalty was paid. He was resurrected that He might be Just and the Justifier of all who believe in Him.