written by Dr. Keith Sherlin of Essential Christianity Ministries. (www.essentialchristianity.com)
What Should I Look for in A Mate?
by Dr. Keith SherlinEssential
The art of finding a spouse that honors God certainly has perplexed many.
In some ways, we as humans are totally at the mercy of God for him to place us
in front of the person he has designed for us. Just like when Adam met Eve,
it is divine providence that governs each and every event of the universe which includes
discovering God’s mate for us. Not a single event, meeting, relationship, or circumstance happens unless God has ordained
and predestined that event in the plan of history.
However, we have a responsibility to walk in the grace of God instead in the justice of God. Though
it is impossible to "miss the will of God" we can certainly place ourselves either in his will of grace
[permissive] or his will of discipline and justice [perfect].
God has given to us in his Word principles concerning what to look for in a mate.
Sadly, all too often in our generation, even Christians are confused in what to look for in a mate.
Many times this is because they sit under teachers who do not believe and teach that
the Bible is a sufficient guide in all areas of life. But the Bible gives men and women divine guidance every
area of life, even finding a mate.