Scripture: Matthew 19:11-12. Jesus replied, “Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”
Devotional: There are many reasons for which a person might be single. Some would say they haven’t met the right person. Others may have been rejected by the one they love. Still others are single by choice or calling.
In Matthew 19, Jesus is in the region of Judea teaching about a variety of people – some who were highly valued in the culture of the day, others who were not. Married, divorced, single, children, rich and poor. But the overall message of Jesus’ teaching here is about the Kingdom of God.
Whether you are single by choice or not,– the message is to live for the sake of the Kingdom of God. He mentions that not everyone can accept this word – in other words, some will not be able to embrace their singleness ,take advantage of the benefits, and live fully for God’s kingdom sake.
How about you?
- Have you been able to embrace that, no matter your relationship status, that you are called to live for the sake of God’s Kingdom?
- How might you more fully live out this calling?