21 Were you a slave when you were called? Don’t let it trouble you—although if you can gain your freedom, do so. 22 For the one who was a slave when called to faith in the Lord is the Lord’s freed person; similarly, the one who was free when called is Christ’s slave. 23 You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings.

29 What I mean, brothers and sisters, is that the time is short. From now on those who have wives should live as if they do not; 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.

40 In my judgment, she is happier if she stays as she is—and I think that I too have the Spirit of God.

[Marriage – human commitment is imperfect due to the sinful nature of human beings.  Like our worldly possessions, marriage union is temporary, good only while we live in this world.  We are to be faithful to the current spouse until death do apart.  Perfect marriage is like perfect love — that cannot be attained until we go to heaven, in my opinion.  But when both man and wife have faith in Christ, we can achieve love that is unconditional and thus, almost perfect like the one made in heaven.

I am grateful that Apostle Paul, a single man, wrote such a perfect instructions on marriage.  I like his humble ending of this chapter ” In my judgment, she is happier if she stays as she is—and I think that I too have the Spirit of God.”  And, now I know what he means.  Thank you.]

 

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