Bible dating study
He is not commanding being single, since he recognizes the single state as a gift which God only gives to some (7:7-9); but he is strongly commending it, since it was a gift he himself had, and since it provides a number of advantages for serving the Lord that being married precludes.This is perhaps a word that needs to be spoken more often in our day.There were problems with immorality even among the members of the Corinthian church.
It’s one thing to be martyred for your faith as a single person.
” Startled by the sound, the woman looked up and said, “Just anybody, Lord! But, if God wants you to be married, He doesn’t want you married to just anybody.
We all know that the bottom line is that Christians must only marry Christians. What should be your motives if you’re seeking a mate?
But the married person will have more trouble (the Greek word means “pressure”), and Paul is trying to spare him.
Interpreters differ, and so I can’t be dogmatic, but I think that Paul sensed an impending time of persecution against the church.