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Week 44 Day 3
Paul's advice and teaching on marriage
was given with a
sense of urgency
He believed Jesus was going to return
for his church at any moment
and that this world as we know it
would come to a sudden end
Time is too short to spread yourself so thin
instead dedicate yourself
to God and God's business
To that end
Paul saw the single state
Although Paul gets criticized
for some of his views
pertaining to men and women
please note here he recommends
mutuality between partners
and the same standards
for both husband and wife.
HUSBANDS AND WIVES
Remember that you are sojourners on your way to a better land.
I Corinthians 7 & 10
1Now concerning the things you wrote me: It is good for a
man not to touch a woman. 2Nevertheless, because of sexual
immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman
have her own husband. 3Let the husband render to his wife the
affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband.
4The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the
husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority
over his own body, but the wife does. 5Do not deprive one
another except with consent, for fasting and prayer.
8 I say to the unmarried and widows: It is good for them to remain as I am; 9but it is better to marry than burn with passion.
10Now to the married: A wife is not to depart from her
husband. 11 If she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be
reconciled to her husband. A husband is not to divorce his wife.
12To the rest I, not the Lord, say: If any believer has a wife
who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let
him not divorce her. 13Likewise for a wife. 15 If the unbeliever
departs, you are not under bondage in such cases. But God has called us to peace. 16How do you know, O wife, whether
you will save your husband? How do you know, O husband,
whether you will save your wife?
29This I say, the time is short, from now on even those who
have wives should be as though they had none. 32 I want you
to be without care. He who is unmarried cares for the things
of the Lord--how he may please the Lord. 33But he who is
married cares about how he may please his wife. 34The
unmarried woman cares about the things of the Lord, that she
may be holy both in body and in spirit. She who is married
cares about how she may please her husband. 35This I say
for your own profit, not to put a leash on you, but that you
may serve the Lord without distraction.
39A wife is bound by law as long as her husband lives; but
if her husband dies, she is at liberty to be married to whom
she wishes, only in the Lord. 40But she is happier if she
remains as she is, according to my judgment.
12Let him who thinks he stands, take heed lest he fall.
13No temptation has overtaken you except as is common
to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be
tempted beyond what you are able, but will also make the
way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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