But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord: But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife. There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband. And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction. (1Co 7:32-35)
His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry. But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. 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. (Mat 19:10-12)
Even with all the reasons already mentioned:
- He is to be the Husband to the Church
- He was to be the Pascal Lamb
Imagine he had a wife... Who would be her physical and emotional partner after Jesus died and rose again? Would she have been allowed to get remarried?
I cannot imagine that Jesus, knowing that he would die at a very young age would take a wife and promise to care for her when He knew He would die and ascend when she still had her whole life ahead of her. He came for the purpose of the Cross (Joh 12:37) and not for the same purposes that were given to Adam and his posterity.
That, I think, is sufficient Biblical reasons why He may not have ever considered getting married, but furthermore, there is no Biblical evidence that He was.
- The Disciples would not have have said in Mat 19:10: "if that is is the case it is better not to get married" if their Lord was actually married.
- She is never mentioned in the Gospels, while His mother and brothers were, and even Peter's mother-in-law are mentioned.
- She is never mentioned in the book of Acts or the Epistles, while Cephas's is.
- Would he have not asked her to be with Him in his last hours (He asked His three closest friends).
- If it is not Mary Magdalene, would she have not have attended to His body and the grave?
- After his resurrection would she not have been one of the most important witnesses?