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“But if they do not have self-control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.  But to the married I give instructions, not I, but the Lord, that the wife should not  leave her husband (but if she does leave, she must remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her husband), and that the husband should not divorce his wife” (1 Corinthians 7:9-11).

This is not a law or even instruction against marriage as has been interpreted from time to time.  This is an instruction about asking where your priorities are and whether or not you are working on self-control.  This is speaking to one of the fruits of the Spirit which Paul speaks of in Galatians.  Become one who is self-controlled in all circumstances knowing that this is from the Lord.

Lord, I live in an age with little self-control.  Help me to reflect Christ and not the world in my self-control.  Guide me to see that only in You is there hope for the eternal life that comes through You.  Guide me to become one who is self-controlled and not tossed about by the winds that blow around me.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of truth that I may now and always be guided by You.

Lord Jesus, thank You for the grace You give.  Lead me this day that I may see those places where I am tossed about by the chances of life.  Guide me in the ways You know I need to go that I may be guided by Your goodness.  Teach me what I need to know and remind me where I am acting like the old Adam and not like You.  You are the One who saves, but teach me to do my part in sanctification.  Amen.