Thursday, June 15, 2017

I Corinthians 7: As You Were

I Corinthians 7 is a very practical chapter, full of Paul's convictions and advice regarding marriage, divorce, and other relationship statuses.  Summing it up would be the phrase: Be content to remain as you are.  If you're married, don't seek a divorce (that's God's will).  If you're single, don't seek to be married (that's Paul suggestion).  Whatever state you were in when you became a Christian - slave or free - be satisfied with remaining that way.  Yet these prescriptions don't carry the weight of a command, but sound more like a philosophical viewpoint.  The important thing, says Paul, is to be heaven-minded as much as possible, remembering that earthly realities are but temporary and transitory things.

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