1 Corinthians 7:17-24 — Remaining With God As You Were Called


 

 

But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches. Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised. Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God. Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called. Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant. Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24 KJV

 

Many people were saved when in difficult circumstances. What should they do? Try and change what seemed impossible to change?

Paul explains a principle that will help as new believers face these difficulties.

 

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1 Corinthians 7:10-16 — Staying Together or Separating


 

 

And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband: But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife. But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace. For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife? 1 Corinthians 7:10-16 KJV

 

This section of First Corinthians 7:10-16 KJV addresses two scenarios:

1. Whether Christian couples should separate when they have marital problems.
2. Whether a couple, one of whom gets saved after they get married, are obligated to stay together if their life becomes unbearable.

God’s desire is that marriages should be harmonious and that couples should enjoy the pleasures of marriage in every respect. If they don’t there is a way forward.

May the Lord help you if you are facing these issues.

 

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1 Corinthians 7:6-9 Promoting Single Life


 

 

But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment. For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. 9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn 1 Corinthians 7:6-9 KJV

 

If you are single you might feel at times that everyone expects you to be married. It would seem that it is the norm to be married but many people live all of their life without getting married. In this passage Paul promotes the single life. He shows how it is advantageous if you want to devote your life to serving God. The Lord Jesus, as recorded in the gospels, taught that some people are single for the Kingdom of God’s sake. As you watch this video bible teaching clip you will learn that God calls us all to different lifestyles – some to be single and some to be married.

The key is to be where God wants you to be!

 

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1 Corinthians 7:1-2 Marriage and Devotion


 

 

Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. 1 Corinthians 7:1-2 KJV

 

The Apostle Paul starts this section with a robust statement about the need for marriage to keep Christians sexually pure. Sex within marriage should satisfy our sexual desires and maintain the purity of our lives by physically fulfilling relationships.

We need to look at the whole of chapter seven to get the full picture but this initial talk sets the scene.

 

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1 Corinthians 6:13-15 – Use Your Body For The Glory of God


 

 

Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. 1 Corinthians 6:13-15 KJV.

 

In this section the Apostle Paul makes a very strong case not only for a clean, moral life but that your body belongs to the Lord. This is teaching that will affect your whole lifestyle.

May the Lord help us to live for his glory.

 

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1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Don’t Settle for Mediocrity

 

 

All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 KJV.

 

Today we are resuming our ongoing study in the book of 1 Corinthians by looking at chapter six verses 12 though 20. The last installment in this series can be found here.

 

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1 Corinthians 6 – Should You Take Your Fellow Believer To Court?

 

 

“Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren? But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:1-11 KJV

 

Imagine suing your brother! Never you say! Drag the family name though the muck! You won’t catch me doing that. Well that’s exactly what they were doing in Corinth.

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1 Corinthians 5:9-13 Christians- Be Careful Who Your Friends Are

 

 

“I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.” 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 KJV

 

Paul is still discussing in this section the purity of the local church but as a by-product he talks about who Christians have as their friends.

It’s an important lesson. Hope it helps you.

 

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1 Corinthians 5:6-8 Churches Should Be Pure

 

 

“Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” 1 Corinthians 5:6-8 KJV

 

Does it really matter if one member of a church commits a moral sin? Surely as long as most people are ok, the church is ok. That is not what the Bible teaches.

Watch this one to see how one person’s sin can affect a whole church.

 

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1 Corinthians 4:16-21 — Tough Talk

 

 

“Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church. Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you. But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power. For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?” 1 Corinthians 4:16-21 KJV

 

No one likes it when people become overly tough. I think that the Christians in Corinth had under-estimated Paul. When ‘push came to shove’ he gave them a choice – you repent now and I’ll come and see you all meek and mild OR you dig your heels in and in God’s power you face what God’s sending to you.

How would you react to that type of talk?

 

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