1 Corinthians 7:25-28 | September 5

1 Corinthians 7:25–26

25 Now concerning virgins: I have no commandment from the Lord; yet I give judgment as one whom the Lord in His mercy has made trustworthy.

26 I suppose therefore that this is good because of the present distress—that it is good for a man to remain as he is:

27 Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife.

28 But even if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Nevertheless such will have trouble in the flesh, but I would spare you.

Paul argues for virgins (singleness).  He doesn’t have a command, but if a man can remain single, it is okay.  Earlier, Paul explained that it was good to marry to keep one from fornication (7:9).  So either way, if one is bound to a wife, don’t get divorced.  If one is loosed from a wife (single), don’t seek a wife if the temptation of fornication is not an issue.

I think the point of this entire passage is after you are saved, live your life! Don’t think you have to make a change in everything you do.  Live your life for Christ in whatever state you find yourself.  If single, be content in singleness. If married, be content in your marriage.

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