TUESDAY February 6, 2018
Do you Have Time to Serve God?
But I want you to be without care. He who is unmarried cares for the things of the Lord—how he may please the Lord. But he who is married cares about the things of the world—how he may please his wife. - 1 Corinthians 7:32-33
Paul wanted the Corinthians to face their responsibilities honestly. They should not be completely tied down with life’s cares to the point that they cannot serve God. Paul was basically saying, “Do not be worried or burdened down about anything.” They should have time to serve the Lord as much as possible. Then he continued to state how a single person, who is dedicated to the Lord, can have a full commitment to Christ. His whole life belongs to the Lord; he does what God has called him to do without the care of other responsibilities. If a person is single, they are free; there is nothing to hold them back.
However, Paul gave the opposite side; a married person, who also loves the Lord, has many other responsibilities. Even though they love to serve the Lord, they will have a lot more responsibilities. They have to be tentative to their family’s needs. A husband must still take care of his wife and children. Paul gave great counsel to those who are married and to those who were single.
Even our material possessions should not hinder us from serving God. It is important not to forget that we cannot take anything with us when we die. Our material possessions will always be left behind for someone else to spend or even misuse––think about that! While we live, let us use wisely our money, use wisely our time, and use wisely what God has given to us––our gifts and talents. God will anoint each of us and do so much more with our lives than we could ever imagine. God will bless us.
They who neglect their duty to God, never really fulfill any duty to man.
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