1 Corinthians 7:35 | September 9

1 Corinthians 7:35

35 And this I say for your own profit, not that I may put a leash on you, but for what is proper, and that you may serve the Lord without distraction.

For your own profit. Paul is giving advice that will profit many who desire to serve the Lord.  He is not giving this advice to put a leash (KJV: snare) on anyone.  The word can also be translated as a noose!  He is not trying to put a knot around anyone’s neck by encouraging singleness. The profit in his statement is that they may serve the Lord without distraction. The word distraction means “to draw” or “to draw the sword.” it is just a fact that there are distractions in marriage. Those of us who are married, and happily so, need to work hard at not being distracted by our spouse in our service to the Lord, while still pleasing them.


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