indicates he is moving to another question, and these questions and answers have to do with marriage and divorce. It is an awesome obligation: out of the billions of people on the earth, God has chosen, : Paul rejects their idea that husband and wife could be more holy by sexual abstinence. i. Paul felt (especially for himself) that the greater advantages were found in being single, yet he knows that. For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? i. The wife had the power of effecting a divorce by Greek and Roman law. Then we are to turn our back upon all these things.” (Morgan). i. Sanctified, in this context, does not mean that the unbelieving spouse is saved just by being married to a Christian. the time--the season (so the Greek) of this present dispensation up to the coming of the Lord ( Romans 13:11 ). It is good for a man not to touch a woman: Here, “touch” is used in the sense of having sexual relations. The phraseology accords with that of the Jews, who regarded the heathen as "unclean," and all of the elect nation as "holy," that is, partakers of the holy covenant. iii. It may be because of a misguided sense of spirituality, it may be because of general unhappiness, or conflict, or abuse, or misery, addiction, or poverty. d. That you may serve the Lord without distraction: For Paul, being unmarried meant fewer distractions in serving God. It means that we will not live as if our earthly family was all that mattered, but also live with an eye to eternity. We can seek God’s best and be used by Him right where we are. . Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. This connects with the two specific grounds under which God will recognize a divorce: when there is sexual immorality (Matthew 19:3-9) and when a believing partner is deserted by an unbelieving spouse (1 Corinthians 7:15). The affection due her is an important phrase. He who is unmarried cares for the things of the Lord—how he may please the Lord. Also, by Paul’s own words, it is likely that Paul was a member of the Sanhedrin. let her not leave him--"her husband," instead of "him," is the reading of the oldest manuscripts The Greek for "leave" is the same as in 1 Corinthians 7:12 , "put away"; translate, "Let her not put away [that is, part with] her husband." Are you loosed from a wife? In fact, harm can come when they deprive one another, as they open the door to the tempter (so that Satan does not tempt you). but I spare you--The emphasis in the Greek is on "I." 1 Corinthians 7:15 “But if the unbeliever leaves, let it be so. Caution that believers should not make this direction ( 1 Corinthians 7:16 ; as ALFORD explains it) a ground for separating "of themselves" ( 1 Corinthians 7:12-14 ). a. But Paul is true to the heart and teaching of Jesus, who told all Christians in all ages to be ready and anticipate His return. He attributes his apostleship and the gifts accompanying it (including inspiration) to God's grace alone. 15. if . The dew of God's grace is needed to stifle the flame, which otherwise would thrust men at last into hell-fire. It was regarded as a sin for a Jewish man to be unmarried. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. 6. by permission . 23. be not ye--Greek, "become not ye." by the husband--The oldest manuscripts read, "by the brother." Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Now concerning the things of which you wrote to me: Concerning the things of which you wrote to me. This verse means that if a Christian is married to a non-Christian who divorces the Christian, the Christian is not guilty of sin. b. I suppose--"I consider." Anabaptists would have us defer baptism till maturity as the child cannot understand the nature of it. . "Only." Roman Catholics insist on celibacy for all of their clergy, even if they are not gifted to be so. As, however, he has previously made use of the term trouble, (1 Corinthians 7:28,) and now makes mention of cares or anxieties, it may admit of doubt whether they have a different signification, or not. iv. But she is happier if she remains as she is, according to my judgment; and I think I also have the Spirit of God. These problems may – perhaps – justify a separation (depart), but the partners are expected to honor their marriage vows even in their separation, because as far as God is concerned, they are still married – their marriage covenant has not been broken for what God considers to be Biblical reasons. Chapter 7 deals with the idea of Christian Liberty in the area of marital relations. Do not seek to be loosed. not--namely, of the conjugal duty "due" ( 1 Corinthians 7:3 ; compare the Septuagint, Exodus 21:10 ). , your family needs you more than ever. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his w… i. Another reason why in some cases celibacy may be a matter of Christian expediency is stated in 1 Corinthians 7:34 1 Corinthians 7:35 , "that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction." . as though they had none--We ought to consider nothing as our own in real or permanent possession. give yourselves to--literally, "be at leisure for"; be free from interruptions for; namely, on some special "season," as the Greek for "time" means (compare Exodus 19:15 , Joel 2:16 , Zechariah 7:3 ). 22. the Lord's freeman--( Philemon 1:16 )--rather, "freedman." “Among the Jews marriage was not held a thing indifferent, or at their own liberty to choose or refuse, but a binding command.” (Trapp) Clarke quotes from an ancient Jewish writing known as the, If they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. not the Lord--by any direct command spoken by Him. And for Paul, in light of the present circumstances, he regarded singleness as best. In First Corinthians, chapter 7, the apostle Paul responds to a number of questions that had been submitted to him by various members of the church at Corinth (cf. ii. This is why Paul tells husbands to render to his wife the affection due her. c. Not that I may put a leash on you, but for what is proper: Again, Paul’s reason for explaining these things is not to forbid marriage, but to put it into an eternal perspective. But he who is married cares about the things of the world—how he may please his wife. The duty of cohabitation on the part of the married. ii. The one complements the other. But she is happier if she remains as she is, according to my judgment: At the same time, Paul believes such a widow is happier if she remains as she is – that is, if she remains single. Tragically, to many modern single Christians, singleness is a terrible distraction! We may say, “Torture me, and I will never renounce Jesus.” But what if we were threatened with the rape of our wife or the torture of our children? So then he who gives, If any man thinks he is behaving improperly towards his virgin, Paul refers to is the father of a young woman or man of marrying age (. Following alcohol and drugs, I would guess that distractions are one of the major contributor… “Until he is old enough to take responsibility upon himself, the child of a believing parent is to be regarded as Christian. Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:3–5. If the sin of separation has been committed, that of a new marriage is not to be added ( Matthew 5:32 ). Many a Christian man has been grieved to find that his lust for other women did not magically “go away” when he got married. e. If you do marry, you have not sinned: Paul certainly will not forbid marriage; yet he tells those who will get married, nevertheless such will have trouble in the flesh, but I would spare you. "Men stealers," or slave dealers, are classed in 1 Timothy 1:10 , with "murderers" and "perjurers." Click on the different category headings to find out more. An unmarried man could not be a member of the Sanhedrin, so Paul was probably married at one time. “It is one thing to burn, another to feel heat… what Paul calls burning here, is not merely a slight sensation, but being so aflame with passion that you cannot stand up against it.” (Calvin). 29. this I say--A summing up of the whole, wherein he draws the practical inference from what precedes ( 1 Corinthians 15:50 ). But we know that it was likely he was married before, and we know he was not married when writing this letter, and the Book of Acts never shows Paul’s wife. i. 1. At a time of great. “That is, supposing that he was in an honest course of life; for we read in the Acts that the conjurers burnt their books, and unlawful courses of life must not be adhered to after men have once given up their names to Christ.” (Trapp). (3-6) The principle of mutual sexual responsibility in marriage. Commentary on 2 Corinthians 7:1-4 (Read 2 Corinthians 7:1-4) The promises of God are strong reasons for us to follow after holiness; we must cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of flesh and spirit. Most significantly, Paul never implies that being married or single is more spiritual than the other state. iii. So based on what Paul has already taught, should a Christian father recommend celibacy to his child? “Certainly,” thought the Corinthians, “God can’t be glorified if I’m married to an unbeliever; for the sake of spirituality, I should divorce them.” To these, Paul says let him not divorce her. Think does not imply doubt, but often a matter of well-grounded assurance ( John 5:39 ). d. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife: Why should a Christian try to keep their marriage to a non-Christian together? Directions concerning virgins, and single persons in general, 1 Corinthians 7:25-28. 14. sanctified--Those inseparably connected with the people of God are hallowed thereby, so that the latter may retain the connection without impairing their own sanctity (compare 1 Timothy 4:5 ); nay, rather imparting to the former externally some degree of their own hallowed character, and so preparing the way for the unbeliever becoming at last sanctified inwardly by faith. ii. The precept ( 1 Corinthians 7:23 ), "Become not (so the Greek) the servants of men," implies plainly that slavery is abnormal (compare Leviticus 25:42 ). 28. trouble in the flesh--Those who marry, he says, shall incur "trouble in the flesh" (that is, in their outward state, by reason of the present distress), not sin, which is the trouble of the spirit. Remember that Paul told Timothy that forbidding to marry was a doctrine of demons (1 Timothy 4:1-3). This also is a warning about trying to undo the past in regard to relationships. Even then Nero was plotting those grievous persecutions with which he not only afflicted, but devastated the Church of Christ.” (Clarke). A godly sexual relationship within the covenant of marriage is God’s plan for meeting our sexual needs. Now concerning virgins: I have no commandment from the Lord; yet I give judgment as one whom the Lord in His mercy, : Paul now will deal with the unmarried, whom he refers to as. d. Are you bound to a wife? Paul means that husbands and wives should continue in sexual relations. 10. not I, but the Lord--(Compare 1 Corinthians 7:12 1 Corinthians 7:25 1 Corinthians 7:40 ). Paul recognizes (without at all encouraging) that one might depart in such circumstance, but they cannot consider themselves divorced, with the right to remarry, because their marriage had not split up for reasons that justify a Biblical divorce. Deprivation in either sense gives occasion for the deprived to look elsewhere for fulfillment – and to destroy the marriage. . i. While Paul recognizes that some are gifted for marriage, and some are gifted for the unmarried state, no one is “gifted” for sexual immorality! not . But if the unbeliever departs, let him depart; a brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases. (39-40) A final reminder regarding the remarriage of widows. For it is better to marry than to burn, For I wish that all men were even as I myself, : Paul, at the time of this writing, was unmarried (putting himself among the. In the second case ( 1 Corinthians 7:10 1 Corinthians 7:11 ) it was a positive command; for the Lord had already made known His will ( Malachi 2:14 Malachi 2:15 , Matthew 5:31 Matthew 5:32 ). This is a beautiful assurance that the children of a Christian parent are saved, at least until they come to an age of personal accountability (which may differ for each child). And this I say for your own profit, not that I may put a leash on you, but for what is proper, and that you may serve the Lord without distraction. So the faith of one Christian parent gives to the children a near relationship to the Church, just as if both parents were Christians (compare Romans 11:16 ). Interactive Bible study with John Piper. Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband, : In light of the danger of sexual immorality (ever present in the Corinthian culture and our own), it is appropriate for husband and wife to, i. Paul is not commanding the Corinthian Christians to, Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality. 1 Corinthians 7:5. Translate, "separateth himself": offended with her Christianity, and refusing to live with her unless she renounce it. i. When Paul writes his own gift, he uses the same word for spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians 12. 4 For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Instead, they should regard their present unmarried state (whether it is temporary or permanent) as a special opportunity to please God. Marriage itself is a gift from God, just as singleness is, and some have one gift and some another, but both express some unique quality about God … else . It doesn’t matter nearly as much whether you are married, single, divorced, or remarried; what matters more is an on-fire walk with Jesus right now. i. . a. : Of course, this doesn’t mean that we are to continue in a sinful course or occupation once we are saved. Today we deal with another sensitive subject-divorce. It simply means that they are, Otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy, : Not only does the presence of a believing spouse do good for the unbelieving spouse, it also does good for the children – and great good, because it can be said, ii. Even, Are you bound to a wife? Those were things whereof they wrote to him, v. 1. But and if she depart--or "be separated." on anyone; he merely shares from his own heart and experience. This clause, "with God," limits the similar precept in 1 Corinthians 7:20 . God makes it clear that there is nothing wrong, and everything right, about sex in marriage. He uses the Greek expression which the Lord used in Luke 21:8 , 13:33 . Are you loosed from a wife? I think also--"I also think"; just as you Corinthians and your teachers think much of your opinions, so I also give my opinion by inspiration; so in 1 Corinthians 7:25 , "my judgment" or opinion. In the first 7 verses these verses elevate singleness, as long as it is celibate, but they in no way teach that marriage is either wrong or inferior. The Psalmist expressed this attitude in Psalm 39:5: Even those who have wives should be as though they had none, : Paul is not encouraging the neglect of proper family duties, but encouraging living as if. Sorrow may become a distraction. But to the rest indicates Paul is shifting the focus from the group previously addressed – couples where both partners were Christians. 37. steadfast--not to be turned from his purpose by the obloquy of the world. But as God has distributed to each one, as the Lord has called each one, so let him walk. But each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another in that. 3 The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. . . b. Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing: Paul’s point isn’t really about circumcision; that is just an example. This was the main reason Paul considered the unmarried state preferable for himself. He has already dealt with the questions about the relative merits of being married or single, and if it is more spiritual to abstain from sex in a marriage relationship. 1. On any other grounds, God will not recognize divorce, even if the state does. One should not feel they are immature or unspiritual because they desire to get married so they will no longer burn with passion. . He does not sin; let them marry. good--that is, "expedient," because of "the present distress"; that is, the unsettled state of the world, and the likelihood of persecutions tearing rudely asunder those bound by marriage ties. 26. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy. Do not seek a wife. , even though they all might not have been technically virgins — though in Christian homes, they certainly should be. He who is married cares about the things of the world; how he may please his wife: Paul does not say this to condemn the married person; in fact, Paul is saying this is how it should be for the married person. Now concerning virgins: I have no commandment from the Lord; yet I give judgment as one whom the Lord in His mercy has made trustworthy. In fact, the sense of the text argues against it. This is obviously a response to a previous letter that the people of Corinth had written him (7:1). 1 Cor. Except for sexual immorality (as Jesus described in Matthew 19:3-9), two Christians never have a valid reason for divorce. 1 Corinthians 7:1-40 . The time is short: Some criticize Paul, or even declare him a false prophet, because he says the time is short. For the form of this world is passing away. So, every man should have his own wife and every woman should have her own husband. Affection also reminds us that when a couple is unable – for physical or other reasons – to have a complete sexual relationship, they can still have an affectionate relationship, and thus fulfill God’s purpose for these commands. use it rather--Continue rather in thy state as a servant ( 1 Corinthians 7:20 , Galatians 3:28 , 1 Timothy 6:2 ). Now concerning the things of which you wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. What knowest thou but that by staying with thy unbelieving partner thou mayest save him or her? Nevertheless he who stands steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but has power over his own will, and has so determined in his heart that he will keep his virgin, does well. “Among the Jews marriage was not held a thing indifferent, or at their own liberty to choose or refuse, but a binding command.” (Trapp) Clarke quotes from an ancient Jewish writing known as the Gemara: “It is forbidden a man to be without a wife; because it is written, It is not good for man to be alone. – that is, either remaining single or remaining married. Indeed a woman undergoes a greater change of condition than a man in contracting marriage. i. What matters is serving the Lord where we are at right now. wept not--(Compare 2 Corinthians 6:10 ). 13. the woman--a believer. Yet, he will give inspired advice and principles. John Piper Apr 29, 2009 50 Shares Sermon. 1 Corinthians 7:1 "Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: [It is] good for a man not to touch a woman." 1:16. a married couple to abstain from sexual relations for a short time, for the sake of. The Greek, "But if even thou mayest be made free, use it," and the context ( 1 Corinthians 7:20 1 Corinthians 7:22 ) favors this view [CHRYSOSTOM, BENGEL, and ALFORD]. 21. care not for it--Let it not be a trouble to thee that thou art a servant or slave. Here the general rule is given to avoid fornication--More literally, "on account of fornications," to which as being very prevalent at Corinth, and not even counted sins among the heathen, unmarried persons might be tempted. And a husband is not to divorce his wife. You say, ‘It is a good thing when a man does not marry.’ 2 That may be true, but then people may have sex in wrong ways. Stedman says here: “…Paul puts his finger on what is one of the most frequent causes for disaster in marriage – a unilateral refusal to grant the gift of enjoyment and pleasure to one’s mate…” 18 Paul obviously regards the sexual act within marriage as extremely important. If a husband has sexual relations with his wife, but without true affection to her, he is not giving his wife what she is due. This was the main reason Paul considered the unmarried state preferable for himself. The married must live faithfully to their spouse, and the unmarried must live celibate. Neither the married (those "bound to a wife") nor the unmarried (those "loosed from a wife") are to "seek" a change of state (compare 1 Corinthians 7:20 1 Corinthians 7:24 ). . Brethren, let each one remain with God in that calling in which he was called. . depart--that is, wishes for separation. The problems may not be easily overcome or quickly solved, but God wants every Christian marriage to enjoy a sexual relationship that is a genuine blessing, instead of a burden or a curse. The important thing is what gift one has from God, either being gifted to singleness or marriage. Compare Psalms 39:6 , "vain show"; Psalms 73:20 , "a dream"; James 4:14 , "a vapor." . : It might be easy to think that self-control is expressed by. 18. not become uncircumcised--by surgical operation (1 Maccabees 1:15; JOSEPHUS [Antiquities, 12.5.1]). Brethren, let each one remain with God in that state in which he was called. But a Christian widow, like any Christian, is really only free to remarry another Christian (, But she is happier if she remains as she is, according to my judgment, At the same time, Paul believes such a widow. Away -- not to be set on your computer in our domain you. In spirit the marriage tie between them john Piper Apr 29, 2009 50 Shares Sermon Gentiles, very. 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