WEDNESDAY February 7, 2018
Caring About the Things of God
There isa difference between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman cares about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit. But she who is married cares about the things of the world—how she may please her husband. - 1 Corinthians 7:34
Notice how Paul, once again, brings up the point about being single. This time Paul compared the marital cares of a married woman with a woman who is single––a virgin, who is focused solely on serving the Lord. A single woman can serve the Lord without any distractions. But a married woman, even though she loves the Lord, still has the great responsibility to care for her family. She can serve the Lord, but she has to balance her duties because she is also focused on how to please her husband.
Paul explained that if a single woman became caught up with serving the Lord, then she was not going to get caught up with sexual sin––fornication. They have spiritual, disciplined lives. By serving the Lord with all their hearts, they will keep their bodies pure until God brings them a husband.
So, whether married or single, despite life’s cares, we need to have a singleness of mind when serving the living God. Deuteronomy 11:13 tells us: …love the Lord your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul…
Matthew 6:33 will also help us to keep our life’s priorities in order: But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. There are many things in life that can stop us from serving God.
What are some of the things in your life that are hindering you from serving the Lord? Seriously, if you switch your priorities and place God first, He will help you put your life in good order.
How can you have a dead service with a living God?
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