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1 Corinthians 7:11

Jul 17, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 7, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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17 July 2014

But even if she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband. And a husband is not to divorce his wife. 1 Corinthians 7:11

This verse follows on from the instruction in verse 10. It is another regularly neglected and abused tenet from Scripture, and yet it is clear and concise.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 7:10

Jul 16, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 7, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband. 1 Corinthians 7:10

So far, Paul has been addressing the unmarried and those considering marriage. He now turns to those who are married and begins with, “Now to the married I command…” This is something that is expected to be adhered to at all costs and is not up to the audience’s wishes or desires.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 7:9

Jul 15, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 7, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

…but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.1 Corinthians 7:9

This is the second half of the previous thought to the unmarried. Paul said that it was good if they remained even as he was (meaning unmarried), “but if they cannot exercise self control, let them marry.” This is obvious.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 7:8

Jul 14, 2014   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 7, Daily Writing, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Monday, 14 July 2014

But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am;… 1 Corinthians 7:8

This is a follow up to the question levied to Paul about being celibate as opposed to getting married. He answered the question about celibacy, spoke of marriage, and has returned to both those who are unmarried, and those who were married but who are now widows.… Read the rest