DAY 71: Married or Single…Serve the Lord!

Read: I Corinthians 7:25-40

Think: Marriage is the main focus of Paul’s teaching in I Corinthians 7. And just as marriage was a “hot” topic then, so it remains a “hot” topic today. For example, people who are not married want desperately to get married, believing that marriage will supply their need for deep intimacy. On the other side of the coin, married couples, after the honeymoon, find out very quickly how difficult it is to live with someone who is imperfect! Paul, in this chapter, is being quite blunt with his advice to both “married” and “single” people (verse 35): “I want you to do whatever will help you serve the Lord the best, with as few restrictions as possible.” 

Act:  This past week, Roger taught from the book of I Corinthians, saying something that caused many people to shake their heads with agreement—I even heard a few “Amens!” He said, “People don’t make good gods.” After years of counseling couples, Roger has become an expert in helping couples not only heal their marriage relationships, but maintain healthy, holy and happy marriage relationships. If you haven’t heard this past week’s sermon, it will encourage you to do just as Paul suggests: Put Christ first in your life. This focus will inevitably put all your other relationships in their right focus. Click here to listen. 

Pray: Dear Lord, I realize that I am vulnerable to look for love and intimacy from people, rather than from You. Keep me focused on You as the “one” person in my life who can satisfy the deepest needs in my soul. Cause me to love You most and first, knowing that when my heart is “right” with You, I will be in the best place to love and be loved by others. Amen.

Be full of faith today!