Scriptures about dating relationships
The cross, modern philosophy, and the arrival of the Internet have certainly changed things for Christians wanting to be married.But what if there’s more to see in Isaac and Rebekah than meets the eye?Said another way, we’re prone to idolize marriage in dating, resting our hope and happiness on him or her rather than on God.How did Abraham’s servant react when God brought him the right woman?Rebekah gives the servant’s camels a drink, he gives her a couple heavy bracelets, her family approves, she meets Isaac at a tent — and they’re married.If you’ve wanted to be married and aren’t, you might read Genesis 24 (as strange as it may seem today) with at least a little bit of curiosity and even longing — it just seems so simple and clean.The first thing in the Bible even remotely resembling today’s dating scene might be the marriage between Isaac and Rebekah.
You may remember the story: Abraham, Isaac’s father, sends a servant back to his hometown to find a wife for his son.
Don’t (necessarily) go buying a couple camels and some heavy bracelets.
Certainly don’t marry a woman and her sister (Jacob, Leah, and Rachel in Genesis 29).
If you’re mainly looking to yourself to get married, you’ve put the pressure in the wrong place. Before Abraham lets the servant leave, he gives him clear instructions and ends by saying, Abraham had waited decades to finally have his promised heir born to his 91-year-old wife.
This is a man of great faith, who has watched God do miraculous things.
In all of our dating, we must be able to humbly pray, “Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done” (Luke ).