Single Adult Saints

“But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is good for them if they remain even as I ” (1 Corinthians 7:8)  “and this I say for your benefit. . .to promote what is seemly and to secure undistracted devotion to the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 7:35)  The Scripture gives a high place of honor to Single Adults.  1 Corinthians 7 is one indication.  The lives of Jesus, John the Baptist, Paul, Jeremiah, and Mary Magdalene (just to name a few) are another.  One thing that Singles bring to Kingdom service is undistracted devotion.  Paul uses a word (aperispao) which literally means “to draw a sword and wave it around in a circle”.  It paints a picture of folks who have so many battles that they don’t know which one to fight first!  Being single (for the follower of Christ) can make life simpler.  As a Pastor, I have seen firsthand the contribution of godly Single Adults.  Paul had seen it too.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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