For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it let him receive it – Matthew 19:12.
Commenting on divorce, Jesus distinguishes between those who are literally eunuchs, either by a congenital defect or involuntary castration, and those who figuratively make themselves eunuchs to devote their energies toward the kingdom of God on earth.
Eunuch was a keeper of the bed, a castrated male, often accorded a high governmental position such as chamberlain of a sovereign or royal harem. Particularly common in ancient Near Eastern and other oriental courts, the employment of eunuchs in sensitive political roles was introduced through Mesopotamian influence into the Roman and Byzantine Empires.
When Jesus was confronted by the Pharisees regarding divorce, He reiterated at the beginning God made male and female. They were made as one and no longer two separate people in marriage. The man was to leave his family and cleave to his wife. Meaning he or she shouldn’t allow anything or anyone to separate them, bringing about a divorce.
Jesus informed them about Moses allowing divorce, and the only reason he did it was because of the hardness of their hearts towards their wife., but He also reiterated from the beginning it was not so. He goes about telling them about the eunuchs. Some were born eunuchs, some were made eunuchs by men, and then there were those who made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of God.
Marriage and celibacy are gifts from God; both need the Spirit of God to enable them to be successful. Sometimes, women have not been married because they were called to be single while in their mother’s wombs to be holy both in their bodies and spirit. Singleness is just as much a blessing as marriage; God has called you to be He’s and not to be shared with anyone else; that’s a special calling and gift.
All gifts glorify God, and this gift is to encourage Christian professing women they can live in the beauty of holiness; it’s to be honored along with all the other gifts. It’s not to be looked upon as less than the other gifts. All professing Christians are to live a life of celibacy when they are not married but to be called by God to live as a single and totally devoted to Him and Him only everyone can’t accept this calling; that is why Jesus taught His disciples he that is able to receive this gift to receive it.
Everyone has not been called to be married or single; just like the other gifts, one needs to know their gift. If this gift has been given to you, embrace the gift and enjoy the life of being single. Your sacrifice will not be in vain but a blessing to you as well as a blessing to others.