Text: 1 Corinthians 7 (2 Samuel 9-10)
1 Corinthians contains teaching on a number of topics that seem to be responses to problems or questions troubling the people in that early church. One such question comes up as regards being married versus single. Paul makes the point that it is easier to serve the Lord wholeheartedly as a single person alongside instructions on how to have a good marriage. In his discourse, he includes this:
Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches. (1 Corinthians 7:17)
God has a plan for us each. Some of us are called to be butchers, others bakers, still others candle stick makers. Some are called to be single, some married, some parents, some not. The point is that our situation is God’s making, and we should embrace it and serve in it. My heart is particularly struck by these words as regards the single people among us. I know some who may be disappointed in their “singleness.” But, whatever God has called us to, there is no higher calling. To serve him and to serve Him fully is our great reward, the source of lasting joy and deep fulfillment.
in Him, Mike