HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

1 Corinthians 7:17-31

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been looking at a series of questions that the Corinthian church addressed to the Apostle Paul.  The first question seems to have been about how this new faith in Christ impacts the issue of marriage.  As a response to this question, Paul not only talked about singleness and marriage but also about the importance of maintaining a healthy relationship and the side issues of divorce and remarriage.

As we continue to study this message, 1 Corinthians 7 Paul continues (I believe) answering this question by laying down some basic principles that are foundational to all he has said so far.  These principles are not only applicable to the issues of marriage and singleness; they are basic to all of life.

Nevertheless, each one should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which God has called him. This is the rule I (Paul) lay down in all the churches. 18 Was a man already circumcised when he was called? He should not become uncircumcised. Was a man uncircumcised when he was called? He should not be circumcised. 19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God’s commands is what counts. 20 Each one should remain in the situation which he was in when God called him. [1 Corinthians 7:17-20]


Author: Godfrey Gregg

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