But beyond that, how do you know whom God wants you to marry? How can you know God’s will on this important decision?I’d like to offer some practical advice to those who are single, based on Paul’s advice in 1 Corinthians 7.He seems like a nice person.” But Paul teaches that being single is good if a person is gifted for it, since it opens some opportunities for serving Christ that are closed to married people. (1) Singles have more freedom in difficult times ().To say this is not to deprecate marriage, which both Paul and other biblical writers esteem as God’s good gift (1 Tim. Paul is quick to add that a person who marries at such a time has not sinned ().But the married person will have more trouble (the Greek word means “pressure”), and Paul is trying to spare him.Interpreters differ, and so I can’t be dogmatic, but I think that Paul sensed an impending time of persecution against the church.
It’s one thing to be martyred for your faith as a single person.
There were problems with immorality even among the members of the Corinthian church.
Apparently, in reaction to the sensuality of the culture, some in the church were saying that all sex is wrong. Perhaps they even pointed to the Apostle Paul as their hero.
He was writing to a church in a pagan, sex-saturated society.
Many in that culture thought that satisfaction in life comes through gratifying sensual lusts.