Perfect for Marriage?
Some time ago Lacey and I fielded questions as members of a panel discussion for the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) weekly large group gathering. The questions that we were asked to answer were about dating, love and marriage. As I had anticipated, the question was asked and even addressed to me, “How do I know when I have found the perfect person to marry?” Or “Is there a perfect person for me to marry?”
Save Jesus, there are no perfect people, but the perfect person for you is the person you make a covenant with before God as witness.
The “perfect one” for you is the person whose name is with yours on the marriage license – the one you made a covenant with that results in a one-flesh union.
Why? Because God has done it. “What God has joined together, let no man separate.” Matthew 19:6
You are not perfect and neither is anyone else in the world. So have confidence in God’s sovereign, marriage-making hand and choose your spouse with great prayer and care, working as a hard as you can not to tear a part what God has done, because God is perfect.