There are prophets of old who are not recorded as being married such as, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel.
These men were MAJOR prophets with weighty callings on their lives.
Hear what Adonai told His prophet Jeremiah:
“You shall not take a wife, nor shall you have sons or daughters in this place,” Jeremiah 16:1-2.
There is more:
“For thus says the Lord: ‘Do not enter the house of mourning, nor go to lament or bemoan them’…..
….. Also you shall not go into the house of feasting to sit with them, to eat and drink,” Jeremiah 16:5,8.
So, Jeremiah was not allowed to get married, have children, go to funerals, or attend (wedding) feasts. Wow!
This must’ve been a hard instruction to carry out for the prophet, nevertheless, he was faithful to Him who called and ordained him a prophet to nations.
Saints, knowing the good and perfect will of Adonai and actually accepting what God’s Will, is can sometimes be a struggle internally, because what Father wants for us may not be what we bargained for.
But we ought to bare in mind that He’s infinite, omnipotent, omniscient, all wise, all knowing and sees what we don’t.
His WORD declares that our ways are not His neither our thoughts
God had His reasons for giving Jeremiah such hard instructions…
Why no marriage or children for Jeremiah? There was great calamity and distress coming to the nation of Judea and God said it was because of the grievous deaths that would come upon the people of Judah, (Jeremiah 16:3-4).
The then pending destruction of the nation at the hands of the Babylonians would disrupt family relations, would bring about horrible suffering, would result in many dead not being buried, and many scars would remain in the hearts of the survivors.
God wanted to spare Jeremiah such misery.
It’s not a curse on you if you aren’t married. Sometimes God just knows best and does things to keep you sane, focused and in His presence.
~ Syreeta Thomas