Do not seek to be released

“SEEK Ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you.”  (Matthew 6:33)  One of Paul’s recommendations in 1 Corinthians 7 is that we not SEEK a change in our marital status.  “If you are bound to a wife, do not seek to be released, if you are released do not seek a wife.” (vs 27)  It is not a hard and fast rule.  “If your marry you have not sinned” (vs 28)  It is a statement of relative priority, a reminder that the deepest needs of the human heart, the largest questions of service and success are not met by adjusting external circumstances (marital, financial, physical)  The true secret of life is the same whether I am single or married.  I can learn it now or learn it later.  Serve Christ!  Find the Lord!  Walk with the Spirit!  These are the things that we should seek.  When we change what we are seeking, everything else begins to fall into place.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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