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Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons.
This was the command of the Lord, through His prophet Moses, concerning who the people of Israel were allowed to marry. God strictly forbid the people of Israel from intermarrying with other nations who were not followers of the one true God, Jehovah. In the very next verse, God said if they let it happen the people the children of Israel marry who are not Israelites will certainly influence the people of God and bring them down to their level of idol worship.
Nothing much has changed from the days of Moses and the law God gave the Children of Israel. Another Jewish leader, St. Paul said, “Bad company corrupts good character” (1 Cor 13:3b). This is just common sense. The difference is, young adults today usually do everything they can to avoid their parent’s advice or what they want to let their parents in on. But that was never Jesus’ intent. Jesus intended to let the family in on what Mr. Jr and his lovely bride are up to. Engagement and marriage should be a time when the mother and father on each side should be let in on the plans of their children. The more unlikely this is to happen, the more potential trouble looms in the future. But the very best advice I have to give in such a season would simply be if you’re testing the waters of dating and engagement, make sure he/she is a strong Christian person. If they’re not, then “When It Comes To Marriage, Don’t Even Think About It!”
Thank you for helping my children get safely past the issue of marriage! I could not have begun to believe that You would bring such lovely Christian ladies into my sons’ lives. Amen