Therefore, do not give your daughters in marriage to their sons or take their daughters for your sons. Do not seek a treaty of friendship with them at any time, that you may be strong and eat the good things of the land and leave it to your children as an everlasting inheritance. Ezra 9:12
As the Israelites were rebuilding the temple and Jerusalem, some of them started marrying the people of the land. The Law of Moses had stated that they were not to marry any of the foreign people. Ezra bowed before God in repentance for the people and then told them not to marry or seek any treaty with the foreign people. They were to serve God alone.
Until about the 1990’s, interracial marriage was frowned upon as a whole in America. Although it did happen prior to that time, many did not agree with it. Today, as a whole it is acceptable by most people.
Even though there is nothing wrong with interracial marriage, there is a type of marriage that many people have that goes against God. It is the marrying oneself to the world and its ways.
There are believers who have chosen to live in sin while claiming to love Jesus. They choose to act and speak the way that the world acts and speaks. They have given in to the ways that the world does things and not followed the ways of God.
Every believer in Jesus is to be married to Jesus and Jesus alone. As a believer you are the bride of Jesus. Some day in heaven there will be a marriage supper for you and Jesus.
Since you are married to Jesus, you must not go and marry the world also. Do not seek to have a treaty with the world. You are separate from the world. This world is not your home or your heritage.
Consecrate your marriage to Jesus. Allow Jesus to remove the sin in your life. Seek God and His ways and have an abundant life, rather than seeking the world and finding death. Remain married to Jesus alone.
I pray today that you will dedicate your life to Jesus; that you will turn away from the ways of this world; that you will not seek friendship with the world; that you will find all of your value in Jesus alone; and that you will be a witness for Jesus.