Today’s passage: 1 Corinthians 7:25-40
- We Christians know that Jesus is coming again. This knowledge causes us to look at the world and life differently. We have a different purpose and reason for living.
- A Christian who remains single has not sinned. A Christian man and woman who marry one another have not sinned.
- All of the above should love Jesus most and look at everything they do through the lens of following Him.
- As it relates to a person’s ability to focus their attention and schedule on the work of the Lord, the Apostle Paul (And the Word of God) says it is better to remain single.
Questions to consider:
- How does the context of this passage and the original question from the church (1 Corinthians 7:1-2) help us to understand this passage with a right balance (As well as passages like Ephesians 5:22-33)?
- Single adults in local churches often report being asked why they are having a “hard time” finding a spouse, in ways that make it apparent people think there’s something wrong with them. How does this passage correct that thinking? What advantage do single believers have? Should single believers and couples look down on each other or be thankful for and support one another? How are both good for the church and to be celebrated?
- Whether you are married or single, what future event (And person) is to hold preeminence in your expectations (Revelation 19:11-16) and therefore hold the greatest sway in your decision making?