HOW TO BE HAPPY THOUGH SINGLE'
I Corinthians 7:7-9;
"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." Now I want us to move to the
twenty sixth verse of the chapter and read a verse or two right there.
Verse twenty six, "I suppose therefore that this is good for the present
distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be. Art thou bound
unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek
not a wife. 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. But this I say, brethren, the time is
short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they
had none; 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; And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for
the fashion of this world passeth away. 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: But he that is married careth
for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.' Now
verse thirty nine, "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. "
There are more singles in cur society tonight than there have
ever been before. I read some statistics the other day which said
one out of every five households in America are now led by a single
parent. Now fortunately more singles are coming to the house of
God than have ever come before either. Multitudes of those who are
single are discover ...
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