1 Corinthians 7:24

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Brethren, let each one remain with God in that state in which he was called. 1 Corinthians 7:24

This verse is somewhat of a repeat from verse 17 and it covers the entire thought from verses 17-23. In essence, Paul is saying that whatever state one was called in is acceptable and that there is nothing wrong with remaining in that condition.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 7:23

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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men. 1 Corinthians 7:23

This verse isn’t saying what may initially come to mind when it is read. What it sounds like is that because we were bought at a price, meaning the finished work of Jesus which included His cross, that we are now His and so we shouldn’t allow ourselves to be sold into literal slavery as bondservants of another.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 7:22

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Monday, 28 July 2014

For he who is called in the Lord while a slave is the Lord’s freedman. Likewise he who is called while free is Christ’s slave. 1 Corinthians 7:22

In the previous verse, Paul said, “Were you called while a slave? Do not be concerned about it…” That may seem uncaring about the plight of the slave unless one understands the freedom of those in Christ, even if they are in bondage to another human.… Read the rest

1 Corinthians 7:20

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Let each one remain in the same calling in which he was called. 1 Corinthians 7:20

This verse is a repeat of the thought given in the second half of verse 17, which said, “as the Lord has called each one, so let him walk.” He has been speaking about circumcision and has said that “circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing.”… Read the rest

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