04 September 2006

Purposeful Singleness

But if you do marry, you have not sinned, and if a betrothed woman marries, she has not sinned. Yet those who marry will have worldly troubles, and I would spare you that. This is what I mean, brothers: the appointed time has grown very short. From now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none, and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no goods, and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.

I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord. But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife, and his interests are divided. And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband. I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord. (1 Corinthians 7:28-35)

3 Comments:

At 04 September, 2006 12:33, Blogger Hannah Beth said...

Amen. Carey, you may be greatly interested in these two blog posts, written by Hannah (not me!)
http://www.jesusredeemed.us/hannahs_spot/blog/2006/03/ive-been-thinking.html

http://www.jesusredeemed.us/hannahs_spot/blog/2006/03/explanation.html

They're about waiting and singleness. Really sweet.

 
At 04 September, 2006 12:36, Blogger Hannah Beth said...

Aww...the links didn't work! Here. I'm going to try again:
I've been thinking
Explanation

 
At 04 September, 2006 15:53, Blogger Carey said...

Thanks, Han!

 

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