1 Corinthians Chapter 7 

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1 Corinthians 7

Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.

The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.

Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.

For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.

I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, it is good for them if they abide even as I.

But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:

11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.

12 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.

13 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.

14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.

15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.

16 For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?

17 But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.

18 Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.

19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.

20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.

21 Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.

22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant.

23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.

25 Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.

26 I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.

27 Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.

28 But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.

29 But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;

30 And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;

31 And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.

32 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:

33 But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.

34 There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.

35 And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.

36 But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.

37 Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well.

38 So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better.

39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.

40 But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.

37 thoughts on “1 Corinthians Chapter 7 

  1. 23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.
    24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.
    25 Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.

    These verses Very easily summed up to say to abide in Christ. And unmarried devote as much as you possibly can to Christ. Learning that we are not our own but that we are servants to the most high God. Earlier in the chapter he touches on the subject of circumcision, basically just saying forever you are at with it to stay there, to justified in Christ because it’s not about circumcision it’s just about belonging to the Lord. The Quicker we realize how we belong to the better off we are.

  2. 2. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

    Some good advice for singles that I read the other day:
    If you are praying for a husband or wife, just know that God isn’t going to send you someone else’s.

  3. 22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant.

    23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

    24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.

    For every one that is called a child of God is bought with a price. We are bought with the precious blood of a spotless lamb. If we serve the Lord in a calling, then we have to make our election sure. We are not gaining any rewards for serving men of this world, but if we serve God while living in this world then we are striving for the things eternal. Remember if we walk after the things of the flesh, then we will reap carnality. But if we walk after the spirit, then we will reap things of the spirit. We have to set our minds and our heart on the things of God.

    I love the kingdom!

  4. 1 Corinthians 7 :13-14 (Amp) And if any women has an unbelieving husband and he consents to live with her, she should not leave him or divorce him.
    [14] For the unbelieving husband is set apart
    ( separated, withdrawn from heathen contamination, and affiliated with the Christian people by union with His consecrated ( set- apart) wife, and the unbelieving wife is set apart and separated through union with her consecrated husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean ( unblessed heathen , outside the Christian covenant), But as it is they are prepared for God [ pure and clean].God hates divorce ! Just continue to live for the Lord and let God deal with the marriage he will. Praise the Lord is so good to Us.

  5. But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?
    1 Corinthians 7:12‭-‬14‭, ‬16 KJV
    https://bible.com/bible/1/1co.7.12-16.KJV

    We been through alot in the 6 years we been back together, we married in 96, and separated in 96 litteraly 5 mos after we married, so many things have happened while we were separated, and so many changes since we’ve been back, God truly has blessed me. Joe has had his ups and down with his relationship with God, as I have too. when I left in 2016 he stayed in church, he prayed for me, when I came back he loved me even harder, we both are striving for the same goal, and there was a time I had to be the one to initiate blog, prayer, so there was times none of us did! But today God is all in the mix, and if tomorrow Joe decided he don’t want God, then I will still go to church, pray for him, and he would do the same, we have some Amazing examples of what a true Marraige that is centered around Jesus is and looks like! Thank you Jesus
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  6. 22 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. You were bought at a price, do not become slaves of men.

  7. 4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
    5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
    6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.
    7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.

    Thank you Lord for your word.

  8. But if they can’t control themselves, they should go ahead and marry. It’s better to marry than to burn with lust.
    1 Corinthians 7:9 NLT
    I not married I have never been married so I don’t know a lot about married. I do know this from my experience with my dad and mom
    Get to know the person well don’t jump into married because you think it’s right but Wait until God gives you the green light. Married is a forever thing you want to make sure it’s God and not the enemy

  9. “Those who use the things of the world should not become attached to them. For this world as we know it will soon pass away.”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭7:31‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    A good way to check yourself on attachment is to see what the first thing you’re reading or doing in the mornings.
    Am I checking social media or am I checking the Word of God.
    If I’m not doing something that involves reading or praying, or praising God first thing in the morning then what makes me any different than this World. Other than having the Holy Ghost that’s the only thing separating us from the World in that case.
    Check your priorities, is it I.G or G.O.D!

  10. 1 Corinthians 7:19, “Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.” (kjv)
    1 Corinthians 7:19, “For it makes no difference whether or not a man has been circumcised. The important thing is to keep God’s commandments.” (nlt)

    Ecclesiastes 12:13, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”

  11. 35 And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.

    The distractions of this world come in many shapes and forms, this praying without ceasing …….. IT WORKS!!!

    1 Thessalonians 5:17 (KJV)
    17 Pray without ceasing.

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    “Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭7:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    ISM and Motion, y’all hear that? Boom the answer to life! No guys touching girls and no girls getting touched! Wow, it’s so simple, why did parents ever complicate it?
    *holding hands=touch
    *kiss on the cheek=touch
    You guys are forbidden…so stay away and start to pray😂. You’re forbidden until the preacher says you may now kiss the bride

  13. 23God paid a high price for you, so don’t be enslaved by the world.
    24Each of you, dear brothers and sisters, should remain as you were when God first called you.

    Totally committed, free, dedicated and focused, completely souled out for You, Jesus. How on fire with passion for You. That’s how I came into this relationship with You. Lord. I don’t want to lose that FIRE FOR YOU!! I pray that we as believers stay as we were with that overwhelming love and fiery passion for Christ inside of us. We can change and transform by His Spirit, but don’t let that fire die! Let’s throw gasoline on that fiery with more Holy Ghost Prayer Meetings in our homes and in the streets! Separating ourselves from worldly things and diving deeper and deeper into His Word. More focused, saturated personal time with Him, Deeper WORSHIP where nothing else matters and our hearts explode with thanksgiving and praise. I am brought to my knees for all You have done, but we can’t stop here. We need MORE OF YOU!!

  14. 1Corinthians 7
    A Message to the Singles
    From a Single who has been on Both Sides
    I had to copy all three of these segments of scriptures. Being married for 38 years to a wonderful man of God and stepping right into ministry from day one. Married on a Friday evening my husband preaching that Sunday evening while on our Honeymoon when the church we walked into on Sunday morning found out he was an evangelist.

    Yes girls Honeymoon was put on pause for Sunday Service and ministry. I wouldn’t change anything.
    Marriage is wonderful and honorable bit it does come with its challenges. Working in ministry was our life our heart beat. I do caution you if your heart is ministry service to God Be sure you know assured that if you are marrying that their heart also is ministry. I’ve watched good friends who married and divorced because one or the other regretted the call the spouse had from God. Marriage and Ministry can work together but pray watch work in your ministry together single first see if the other has a real heart for God’s Kingdom first.

    If not then reevaluate what you are wanting and if you are truly seeking God and not self will you will get an answer.
    Bro. Bower and I discussed our passion for ministry before our passion for one another we came to the conclusion we both had a calling from God that would complement one another for the Kingdom. Before marriage every Saturday we were on Outreach we both were teaching and it was much easier to marry and continue in ministry for it was two hearts becoming one yet still passionate for the Kingdom. Seek first the will of God He will either sustain you as a single or bring the one who you will join in with you together working for the Kingdom.
    Thanksgiving to God though challenges arised I was blessed with God’s best for me 38 years shy of 2 months. Giving God all the Glory.

    17 And don’t be wishing you were someplace else or with someone else. Where you are right now is God’s place for you. Live and obey and love and believe right there. God, not your marital status, defines your life. Don’t think I’m being harder on you than on the others. I give this same counsel in all the churches.

    18-19 Were you Jewish at the time God called you? Don’t try to remove the evidence. Were you non-Jewish at the time of your call? Don’t become a Jew. Being Jewish isn’t the point. The really important thing is obeying God’s call, following his commands.

    29-31 I do want to point out, friends, that time is of the essence. There is no time to waste, so don’t complicate your lives unnecessarily. Keep it simple—in marriage, grief, joy, whatever. Even in ordinary things—your daily routines of shopping, and so on. Deal as sparingly as possible with the things the world thrusts on you. This world as you see it is on its way out.

    32-35 I want you to live as free of complications as possible. When you’re unmarried, you’re free to concentrate on simply pleasing the Master. Marriage involves you in all the nuts and bolts of domestic life and in wanting to please your spouse, leading to so many more demands on your attention. The time and energy that married people spend on caring for and nurturing each other, the unmarried can spend in becoming whole and holy instruments of God. I’m trying to be helpful and make it as easy as possible for you, not make things harder. All I want is for you to be able to develop a way of life in which you can spend plenty of time together with the Master without a lot of distractions.

  15. We obviously aren’t bound today as physical servants, but Paul’s words are still worthy to take heed. He reminds us ‘Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.’ Each of us come to God at a different place in life with situations of life already in place and Paul wants us to know that we come as we are. We’re starting over from birth spiritually but that is not the case physically. A prisoner baptized in Jesus name is not going to be released until his sentence has been satisfied. Familial relationships aren’t going to go away and we don’t want them to… they give us an opportunity for a continual witness to those we’re closest to. We’re also often in the midst of some form of work. In fact, the Bible commands us that if we desire to eat we need to be willing to work… but note again what Paul said. We may be required to work, but we are not the servants of men. He spoke those right after reminding slaves they should remain faithful, so they were obviously serving a physical master. Just as in that day, we may be bound to a physical career and need to meet it’s demands to provide for our family, but we are not servants to it! Our service is unto the Lord! We cannot escape labor, it is part of what God placed upon man, but it should not preoccupy our spiritual walk with God. He still needs to come first! That needs to be our mindset. We don’t just work to ourselves, we work to contribute to the kingdom of God! Our occupation is what allows us to be a blessing to our family and the kingdom of God, but our mindset is still first that of a servant in the kingdom of God!

  16. 32 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:

    Being single myself, what I take from this chapter is to strengthen my relationship with God. Do the things that are pleasing unto Him and care for the things that He cares for. He’s still working on me to make me what I aught to be, it’s better to stay focused and let God mold and shape me into the man I need to be for the woman He will send me in His timing. Fall in love with Jesus and the rest will fall into place.

    “Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.”
    ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:24‬ ‭KJV‬‬
    “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭14:15‬ ‭KJV
    “Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭14:23‬ ‭KJV‬‬
    “Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:39‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  17. 1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.
    2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

    So many people would have avoided a lot of difficult situations by following Gods word.

  18. And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord WITHOUT DISTRACTION.
    1 Corinthians 7:35 KJV
    In this day and age it is a challenge for anyone to attend upon the Lord without distraction. Notice our first priority is to spend time with Him. Yet, there are so many time wasting activities to distract or take us away from the Lord. FB, games, job, home, cars, sports, hobbies, can all become distractions, then weights, then sin, when we put it before the Lord. Even things that must be done can become weights. Hence, there is Paul’s advice, No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
    2 Timothy 2:4 KJV
    Lord help us to remove distractions that turn us away from you.

  19. 23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

    24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.

    We can only serve one master: God or the world. We must choose to serve God and follow his ways and this chapter gives instruction on marriage. To those seeking a spouse, this person must be in the same faith, and in praying for that person why not pray you match spiritually before anything else? Then pray you match emotionally before you pray that you match physically. This type of prayer came from an article written by an apostolic couple who were celebrating over 50 years of marriage. God’s ways work!

  20. “Sometimes I wish everyone were single like me—a simpler life in many ways! But celibacy is not for everyone any more than marriage is. God gives the gift of the single life to some, the gift of the married life to others.”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭7:7‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    God’s Gifts
    Sometimes we don’t understand why God gives us the gifts we have received. There are times when might long to be married/single when you were given the other gift. My mother was given the gift of being single. It’s hard for her. It has been some time now and she has come to a place where the gift is a little more accepted or understood. We don’t know God’s full plan, we only see what is right in front of us. Whether we are given the gift or marriage or singleness we have to be thankful and cling to God.

  21. 18 Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.

    There are commandments in the word of God that are forever settled and no man can or will ever change that. Then the Spirit of God workers in each us, drawing us closer to Him. God knows each of us intimately. He knows the things that will keep us strong and the things that will cause us to fall. Therefore His spirit leads each of us to convictions as well. My personal convictions is what is going to keep me on the straight and narrow path. However, I cannot force thise convictions on another, nor should they force theirs upon me. That doesn’t mean just because they don’t uphold the same personal convictions that when I am with them I can do as they do. God forbid…rather I should be an example living them continually for others to see, in prayer and hopes that if necessary God will convict them as well. Should I believe something stronger than another let them see my life and how I live as a sacrifice unto the Lord. I cannot judge them because they don’t have the same conviction.

  22. Josiah: 32 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
    No matter whether someone is married or not it is always important to put God first. No one else can let us enter into Heaven. It is God that forgives us, helps us, heals us, and gives us the Holy Ghost. So, let us ALWAYS PUT GOD FIRST IN JESUS NAME!

  23. THY KINGDOM COME
    FIRST THE KINGDOM

    22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant.
    23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

    Understanding our role in The Kingdom of GOD is important to living in PEACE with the JOY. When we serve JESUS we FREE ourselves from the cares and concerns of this world and its system.

    We are bought with a price, that price being the blood and life of JESUS our Lord and Savior. Understanding HIS Love for us empowers us to Love HIM freely. His demonstration of Love for us also reveals our value to HIM and we should in response reveal our Thanks to HIM and Serve the LORD and not man.

    This does not suggest that we should be isolated or alone and not serve any man. As the apostle teaches further:

    Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

    Serve one another to demonstrate our love for GOD and HIS creation. This is no contradiction, but affirmative of The Kingdom of GOD.

    The centurion is a perfect example of SERVANTS in the Kingdom.

    Luke 7:7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
    8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
    9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
    10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.

    A centurion is a military term meaning “captain over 100”. Therefore the centurion served the people, “men” and have servants under him. But yet he served GOD to the level of “great faith” in the eyes of JESUS who he served.

    Revelation being, when we seek FIRST the Kingdom we will serve the Lord with gladness, as we serve others our “great” FAITH is established.

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  24. 21 Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.
    22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant.
    23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.
    24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.

    A Servant in God’s Kingdom.

    Yes we are free men and women, however our sins were bought with a price. We are the children of the most High, and even in a kingdom, the children of the king and queen are still servants of them. What is the difference you nay ask? The king and queen never gave up their lives for their subjects. But God Almighty HAS! He laid His life down so that we may have eternal Life. Wow. The King Died for you and me. Thank God for the Blood, that washes white as snow.

  25. 22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant.

    23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

    24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.

    “All of you, slave and free both, were once held hostage in a sinful society. Then a huge sum was paid out for your ransom. So please don’t, out of old habit, slip back into being or doing what everyone else tells you. Friends, stay where you were called to be. God is there. Hold the high ground with him at your side.”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭7:23-24‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    You can be a servent to this world and be a slave to sin, or be a servent to Jesus and walk in true freedom.

    Many people believe that if they’re living their own life, doing as they please with no “rules” to follow that they are free. But that is not the case, no matter where you are, there is someone or something that you are serving.

    So we must make the decision in whom we will serve, this world or Jesus.

  26. Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
    1 Corinthians 7:5 KJV

    That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
    1 Thessalonians 4:6 KJV

    To “defraud” in the Greek means to “keep back by fraud.” It is to promise, or appear to promise, something that you do not intend to deliver. The promise of sexual availability and fidelity is a part of the marriage covenant. To say “I do” to the covenant, and then to withhold sex or to engage in sex outside of the covenant is to defraud your marriage partner. God will judge those who do not keep their vows:

    When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
    Ecclesiastes 5:4‭-‬5 KJV

    We cannot promise one thing to our spouses and then fail to deliver on a whim, because we don’t feel like it, or as a manipulation. This causes the spouse to feel cheated or deprived, often resulting bitterness and problems in the marriage. Moreover, sexual problems in marriage become spiritual problems in both spouses that can eventually affect the children and the church. We should never promise what we do not intend to deliver.

    With this in mind, I would like to bring up another instance of unintentional defrauding that often occurs in the church. Women often defraud their brothers by dressing in a way that promises availability when they have no intention of being available. Any attire that incites lust in the opposite sex gives an appearance of a promise. To dress in such a way as to invite lust, and then to condemn that person for their lust, is to defraud your brother. Thus, women should be mindful that their attire is attractive without being sexually inviting.

    Many women are careful to keep the letter of the law in holiness standards, but somehow completely miss the Spirit of holiness through modesty. You can have a high neckline and long hemline and still be dressed immodestly. Any apparel that draws attention to the curves of the body or that shows the outline of the underclothes is immodest and inviting. To wear such clothing is to defraud your brother, whether you intend to do so or not. Out of love for the body of Christ, we should always be mindful of the message our attire is sending out to others.

  27. 20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.

    21 Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.

    22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord’s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ’s servant.

    23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

    24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.

  28. 23 God paid a high price for you, so don’t be enslaved by the world. (NLT)

    In Christ I’m free indeed! He has saved us and now He wants our all – He deserves all of our time, talent, and treasures! Stay Kingdom minded, stay Kingdom focused!

  29. 1 Corinthians 7

    23 ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

    24 Bretheren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.

  30. 35 And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.

    God’s word is not to put us in a snair and Incase us because it is correcting us. God’s word is to bring us up and show us a path to holliness and keep us on path to Jesus. Jesus word is preached to show us more and more of Jesus! Our minds sometimes tell us that the word that we are hearing is only Incaseing is but the enemy is a liar! Jesus will show us the way!

  31. “And don’t be wishing you were someplace else or with someone else. Where you are right now is God’s place for you. Live and obey and love and believe right there. God, not your marital status, defines your life. Don’t think I’m being harder on you than on the others. I give this same counsel in all the churches.”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭7:17‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    Whereever you are in life know that God is in control. God is molding you into His chosen vessel. Long to be right where He wants you to be.

  32. 20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.

    It is not safe nor wise to leave the calling in which you are called. For he that knows to do good and doesn’t do it God considers it a sin. How much more would that be if God calls someone and they know the calling and actions to do and they don’t do them? May I always stay and go where God calls me

  33. Verses 23-24 MSG “All of you, slave and free both, were once held hostage in a sinful society. Then a huge sum was paid out for your ransom. So please don’t, out of old habit, slip back into being or doing what everyone else tells you. Friends, stay where you were called to be. God is there. Hold the high ground with him at your side.” Hold onto Christ and do not allow anything or anyone to ever sway you from where God has called you to be.

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