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For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel” (1 Corinthians ). And let him speak for single women in Christ in 1 Thessalonians 2:7: “We were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children.” So it will be said of many single women in Christ: She was a great mother and never married.Take heed here lest you minimize what I am saying and do not hear how radical it really is.Which means that single people in Christ have zero disadvantage in bearing children for God, and may in some ways have a great advantage.The apostle Paul was single in Christ, and he said of his converts, “Though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers.And Peter says that our inheritance comes not through marriage and offspring but through the work of Christ and the new birth: “According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you” (1 Peter 1:3–4).So Jesus and Paul and Peter all say: Children are born into God’s family and receive their inheritance not by marriage and procreation but by faith and regeneration.Marriage and family are temporary for this age; the church is forever.I am declaring the radical biblical truth that being in a human family is no sign of eternal blessing, but being in God’s family means being eternally blessed. Relationships based on union with Christ are eternal.
For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her who is married,’ says the Lord” (Isaiah 54:1). [and] an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.” In the true people of God formed by Jesus Christ, monuments, names, offspring, and inheritances do not arise through marriage and procreation.
And Paul says in Galatians 3 to the Jews and Gentiles alike, “Know then that it is those ” (Galatians 3:7, 26).
In other words, it is not physical descent from Abraham that makes you part of the covenant people of God but faith in Christ.
Therefore, being married and having offspring was of paramount importance for one’s name and one’s inheritance and for the preservation of God’s covenant people. Sarah your wife shall bear you a son.” In other words, the physical offspring mattered. God reaffirms the same to Isaac in Genesis 26:3: “I will be with you and will bless you, for to you and to I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath that I swore to Abraham your father.” Again physical “offspring” are crucial for the covenant.
So in Genesis , the first thing God says to Adam and Eve is, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.” And in the account of Genesis , when woman was not yet created, God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” And when Abraham was chosen as the father of God’s people, God took him out and showed him the stars and said, “So shall your offspring be” (Genesis 15:5). These offspring are crucial not only for the preservation of the covenant but also because a person’s name would end without children.