“So, brothers, in whatever condition each was called, there let him remain with God.” 1 Corinthians 7:23
When someone became a Christian in Corinth they immediately wanted to change everything about themselves. If they were a circumcised Jew they would go to great measures to become uncircumcised. If they were married they wanted to become single in order to serve the Lord more effectively. If they were married to an unbeliever they wanted to leave their spouse and marry a believer. If they were not content in their careers they would look for a new career. Everyone wanted to change their position in life.
Is this not still true today? Don’t we often think a change in our position will bring us peace? I love that Paul wrote, “In whatever condition each was called, there let him REMAIN WITH GOD.” The truth is, contentment is not found in changing our outward circumstances, rather it is found when we are occupied with God changing our inward character.
Join us Sunday morning as we open 1 Corinthians 7 and continue to follow Paul as he performs some more “Housecleaning” with the church in Corinth. God bless you all and hope to see you there!