10. You Have a Connection with Biblical Singles and Saints
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By saints, in this context, I mean patriarchs in the Bible who lived a life of singleness.
I have included a brief list of single saints, and some highlights:
Daniel: attained high positions in the Babylonian and Persian kingdoms and was beloved by kings.
Paul: wrote a significant portion of the New Testament and traveled throughout the world preaching the gospel.
John the Baptist: Jesus’ cousin who received incredibly high praise from Jesus in Matthew 11:11.
Jesus: never married, which gave him time to devote His life to ministry and His redeeming work on the cross.
Scripture contains several other examples, but this short list can remind us that although a ring may not come this spring, or the next, or 10 years from now, God can still move through us in incredible ways.
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