Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Stand or Serve


Today Youversion took me to 1 Cor 7 where Paul answers some questions that the church at Corinth were struggling with. They seemed to struggle with so much. It gives me hope that God puts this church in the Bible warts and all. They were a work in progress that today would have probably have been written off by so many people.

So many of their issues are so similar to things we face today. Here God addresses through Paul the thorny issue of marriage and singleness. He makes it clear that one is no better than the other. In fact he suggests that being single can have great advantages. But he makes it clear that if you decide to get married you have a great responsibility.

Marriage is not a place to “stand up for your rights.” Marriage is a decision to serve the other, whether in bed or out. - 1 Cor 7 v 4

If you are married you automatically become a servant and your service starts with your spouse. For the married that's where your service starts.

Find a way to serve him or her today. Including in the bed!

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