Bachelor’s in the Bible

This is a flower grown from seeds on my back porch. It is called a Bachelor’s button (Centaurea cyanus) and cornflower. Although it grows in Europe and the United States, I am not sure if it ever grew in the Middle East. Its colors are purple, blue, and pink.

I have been attempting to name bachelor’s in the Bible. In the Old Testament, Abel may have been a bachelor. Definitely, Jeremiah was a bachelor.

In the New Testament: Jesus was a bachelor as was John the Baptist. Can you think of any other Bible characters who were bachelors?

Bachelor men and women contributed to the spread of Christ’s kingdom.

Reflection: If God has called you to an unmarried state in life, identify ways that you can honor God in your bachelorhood.

Copyright July 30, 2019; Carolyn A. Roth

3 responses to “Bachelor’s in the Bible

  1. I enjoy all of your interesting posts!,,Back in the 1950’s VDOT tried to add beauty by scattering Bachelor button seeds along the roadways. They spread into surrounding ground and were considered weeds by my family who did not want them in hay fields or vegetable gardens.They do have their own unique beauty.
    Joanne B.

  2. I believe AP Paul was not married.

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