When a man and a woman are united in marriage in the eyes of God, they are seen in God’s eyes as one, and inseparable. Paul describes this unity in his discussion of the hierarchy which God has established.
1 Corinthians 11:11,12 “Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without [...]
In the final verses of 1 Corinthians 7, Paul ends on some summary thoughts on marriage. In studying this chapter, there are several things which we learn from it which apply to our Christian lives.
Marriage and morality are important to the Lord. We live in a world where it is deemed appropriate, and [...]
Paul has word for unmarried people in 1 Corinthians 7. But before we get into the specific advice, it is helpful to view a backdrop of what the church was undergoing at the time Paul wrote these things. Nero ruled at the time, and was persecuting Christians. Paul refers to this in verse 26 [...]
Paul has told the Christians spouse who is married to an unbeliever to remain with that person as long as the unbeliever can remain with the Christian. Now, in the following verse, he explains a good reason for this:
1 Corinthians 7:16 “For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? [...]
There are times when a person becomes a Christian that their spouse remains unsaved. What is a Christian man or woman to do when they are faced with these situations? The apostle Paul provides guidance to us in 1 Corinthians 7:12-15.
1 Corinthians 7:12-15 “But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If [...]
Marriage is a picture of the relationship between the church and Jesus Christ. Jesus is referred to in the Bible as the Bridegroom, and the church is referred to as the bride. In 1 Corinthians 7:10,11, Paul talks about marriage and divorce. We can have some questions answered regarding marriage and divorce, as well [...]
Paul continues his discussion in 1 Corinthians 7 of the relationship between a married couple.
1 Corinthians 7:5,6 “Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. [...]
The apostle Paul lays out a blueprint for a Godly marriage in 1 Corinthians chapter 7. As I studies these first four verses, I am reminded of the parallel between our earthly marriage and the church’s marriage to the Bridegroom. As we read these verses, we can read the practical, Godly wisdom from God, [...]
A Godly marriage is a good thing, ordained by God. The first marriage recorded was that between Adam and Eve, said that it was not good for Adam to live alone. God has a specific plan regarding the marriage between a man and a woman. Paul talks about this marriage and being married in [...]
In the final verses of Ephesians 5, Paul gives married couples instructions as to their relationship with each other. The instructions are very simple; however, the reflection of a marriage with the relationship that Christ has with the church is far-reaching.
I think it is important when we go through these few verses to [...]