A Genetic Soul Mate (Matthew 19:4-6)

Scientists have recently discovered that married couples have more genetic similarities than random strangers. The article was published in a prestigious scientific journal and has generated a bit of controversy amongst scientists and laypeople alike.


For some of us who are married, a genetic similarity may indeed be shared with our spouse. We gravitate toward others of similar background and shared interests. Our genetic makeup may play a role in shaping our choices. But the most important choice we make in life is the direction of our spiritual life. Instead of focusing upon the genetic similarity we may share with our spouse, we should look for the God-given spiritual compatibility. If you are a believer and have been blessed with a believing spouse, then God has honored you with a spiritual mate. And although there may be a genetic similarity, it is God, and not your genetic makeup, that has brought you together for a spiritual bonding.

And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh ’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
Matthew 19:4-6

Jesus Christ plainly spoke when He declared that husband and wife become one flesh when they enter into marriage. There will still be disagreements and conflicts in any marriage. But if the couple is committed to honor and seek Jesus Christ first in their relationship, God promises bountiful blessings. A genetic similarity may exist for some married couples, but a spiritual compatibility is what God desires.

Love and respect God; seek His will in your life.