“But to the rest I say, not the Lord, that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he must not divorce her. And a woman who has an unbelieving husband, and he consents to live with her, she must not send her husband away” (1 Corinthians 7:12-13).
Paul gives his opinion. The Lord has already spoken about making two one flesh. But what is the purpose of this? Is it not for building one up to become like Christ? We often make laws of what is meant as something to individually drive the sinner into repentance. Do not be driven by any law (other than to die to sin), but be driven by the upward call of the Lord into your eternal purpose.
Lord, help me to not be reactionary. It is You who calls me to what You call me. Lead me in the way You call that I may follow according to the Father’s will. Let me not be tossed about by human opinions – even good ones – but stand firm in the peace You give to those who believe. If in hardship, then with joy, if in plenty, then with thanksgiving; In all things, lead me to be in You.
Lord Jesus, You alone are able to save us. Sometimes it is tempting to think that I can do the right thing to gain merit. But it is grace, not the merit I truly seek. Let me be content with whatever You would have me do. Guide me according to Your goodness to seek what is the better part for my life, not as I see it, but as You know it must be. Lead me Lord in the way of salvation. Amen.