…they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose. – Genesis 6:2
The problem here is not the men and women were marrying but that they were marrying “whomever they chose.” Instead of consulting the all-knowing God, they followed their lusting heart’s desire. This would lead to the Flood.
Today, let’s not make the same mistake. Whether it be marriage or searching for a college or a job or anything else. Let’s consult God. He knows the plans that He has for us (Jeremiah 29:11). Trust Him to lead.
It is not enough simply to marry another Christian, to go to a Christian school, or to find a good job. We are to marry the person God wants us to marry, to go to the college God wants us to attend, and to find the job that God wants us to work. We must be careful to follow God’s specific plan for our life. Crucify your own plans and desires. Ask God what He would have you do. Let Him choose.
God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him. — Jim Elliot