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Thus, he means, “It is good to remain single.” He restates the same idea in 7:7-9, and discusses it at length in -40.
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.
Some countries are not conducive to raising a family because of the political, economic, or educational situations.
Many missionaries send their young children away to boarding schools.
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 beyond that, how do you know whom God wants you to marry? How can you know God’s will on this important decision?
But it’s much more difficult to be imprisoned or face martyrdom if you’re married, both for you and for your family.
So Paul addresses these and some other problems in this chapter. But, his word to singles is: Singles should pursue a course that leads to the greatest devotion to Christ and His cause.
This advice applies to every Christian, single or married, of course. Since the singles among us have had to listen to me talk about the family for the past couple of months, I thought we owed them a message that addresses many of their more direct concerns.
I’d like to offer some practical advice to those who are single, based on Paul’s advice in 1 Corinthians 7.
He was writing to a church in a pagan, sex-saturated society.