Monthly Archives: July 2010

1 Corinthians 7:39,40

In summary, the law binds two people together ’til death do them part.  There are official times when the marriage is dissolved.  When one person dies, their partner is free to marry again.  However, Paul says that in circumstances like … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7:36-38

In my mind I have a narrow idea of what God wants.  If I am at a junction, I think of how I must choose one of the paths before me.  God could only possibly want me to take one … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7:32-35

Imagine how much work you would get done at the office if you were always worried about your spouse.  Imagine if your spouse was disabled, chronically ill, or in fear for her life.  It is the last category that Paul had in … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7:29-31

If there is no soul or no God, having a baby is about as pointless as buying a new car.  Both would be machines of sorts.  Both lack the weight of longevity.  With good care a car can run as … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7:25-28

There must have been some present crisis.  Was it the pressures of an immoral life and hostile environment?  It seems that there was a level of persecution in Corinth, but it was only to escalate for the next two hundred … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7: 17-24

I am too often discontented.  I think of the old Talking Heads song “Once in a Lifetime”, David Byrne sings in a discontented shock about his house, his car, his wife (ironically his wife is tallied with possessions).  We need … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7: 15, 16

It is sad that a believer has no control over whether their spouse will believe.  My mother is one who became a Christian after she was married.  When she found Christ, my father did not.  Fortunately the transformation in my … Continue reading

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