Chapter 7 can be a difficult chapter to understand. One thing that should be remembered is that the people Paul was addressing directly in this letter were already living under persecution; and it was only going to get worse. Marriage, he tells us, can be difficult and carries with it many worldly cares. It is certainly true that those cares and the worry of caring for another would be more difficult under the veil of persecution. Certainly, serving God as one’s primary purpose in life is going to be easier for one who can live without marriage AND practice self-control. But “because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.”
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