The Unmarried and the Widowed
25Now concerning7 the betrothed,8 I have no command from the Lord, but I give my judgment as one who by the Lord's mercy is trustworthy. 26I think that in view of the present9 distress it is good for a person to remain as he is. 27Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife. 28But if you do marry, you have not sinned, and if a betrothed woman10 marries, she has not sinned. Yet those who marry will have worldly troubles, and I would spare you that. 29This is what I mean, brothers: the appointed time has grown very short. From now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none, 30and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no goods, 31and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.
32I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord. 33But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife, 34and his interests are divided. And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband. 35I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.
To Marry or Not to Marry? — Part Two1 Corinthians 7:25-40 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 38:31 • ID: 1644
To Marry or Not to Marry? — Part One1 Corinthians 7:25-40 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 41:12 • ID: 1642
Bloom Where You’re Planted1 Corinthians 7:17-24 Sermon • 39:23 • ID: 1640
Marriage and Divorce1 Corinthians 7:8-16 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 38:04 • ID: 1638
We Two Are One1 Corinthians 7:1-7 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 49:44 • ID: 1635
Firm Foundation, Volume 31 Corinthians 7:1-9:27 Series • ID: 14603
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