Today’s reading is 1 Corinthians 7.
It’s too bad this wasn’t our Valentine’s day reading. We were all thinking about love, relationships, and marriage yesterday. However, I’m sure it is good to continue those thoughts today. Smack in the middle of this reading, which points out marriage is permanent, we see a powerful goal for our relationship. The goal is not ease or leisure or pleasure. The goal is that both spouses be saved. That doesn’t mean you should marry someone in order to save them. But the goal is salvation for all involved. Sadly, despite all your faithfulness to God and your spouse, your spouse may refuse to be saved; and that is not your fault. But the goal is salvation for all involved. Whether you are married, dating, or single, what can you do today to help promote salvation in those with whom you come in contact?
Tomorrow’s reading is 1 Corinthians 8.
A Word for Our Kids
Hey kids, I hope you paid attention to today’s chapter. It breaks my heart to meet adults who finally want to serve the Lord only to discover they have really messed up their lives when it comes to marriage. So many approach marriage as an opportunity to please themselves, then they divorce and remarry, and divorce and remarry. Only after they have gotten themselves tied up in all kinds of relational knots do they want to serve the Lord and find out He actually has things to say about marriage. So, please learn this now. Marriage is permanent. In general, though there is one exception, divorce is sinful. In general, though there is one exception, getting married to someone else after a divorce is adultery. You may decide to commit those sins when you get older, but I want you to walk into them with your eyes open. I don’t want you to be like so many who don’t find out the truth about this until after they have committed these sins. I hope one day you do marry. Then, I pray you commit to that marriage until death. That is God’s way.