Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September 2, Wednesday Devotion

1 Corinthians 7:29-35

29 What I mean, brothers, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they had none; 30 those who mourn, as if they did not; those who are happy, as if they were not; those who buy something, as if it were not theirs to keep; 31 those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.

32 I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the Lord. 33 But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife— 34 and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband. 35 I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.

Quick Notes

It may seem a bit like harping, but Paul wants for us to understand that married people have more responsibilities than unmarried. Being married means you are to please your spouse while also trying to be concerned with things of the Lord. Single people are only concerned with things from the Lord. So whatever you choose, choose wisely.

Quick Questions

Is it worth being concerned with pleasing a spouse in addition to being concerned with the things of the Lord? Why or why not?

Quick Prayer

Lord Jesus, may my choices be pleasing to you. Amen.

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