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.