1 Timothy 4:3 NLT: “They will say it is wrong to be married and wrong to eat certain foods. But God created those foods to be eaten with thanks by faithful people who know the truth.”
I don’t typically do other translations of the Bible, as you know of you’ve followed my blog any length of time. However, I found this translation to be particularly intriguing.
There I was, scrolling through Instagram, not per my usual, and a post captured my attention. This post highlighted why a particular ethnic group of young people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are choosing to forego dating, marriage, and children. I was actually caught off guard. Sure, here in the US, marriage has lost it’s sanctity and we live in a hook-up culture. But, surely there are some who still want the dating, marriage, children? I mean, I have friends and know people who are still getting married. Better yet, staying married!
To completely forego what God has ordained? And not for reasons to do with God. The reasons provided in the post surrounded career pursuits, economic gains – or hardships, gender stuff (I won’t get into here. Although I will say, culturally, I do not know, nor do I understand everything – laws, rules, customs, so I really cannot speak to this).
I really hope I do not come off as judgemental. I just hope that we don’t put away something that God established and saw that it was good, based off of how man has perverted it.
Hebrews 13:4a “Marriage is honorable in all…”