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“I think then that this is good in view of the present distress, that it is good for a man to remain as he is.  Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be released. Are you released from a wife? Do not seek a wife” (1 Corinthians 7:26-27).

The question behind this answer is not one necessarily of human circumstance, but of priorities.  Yes, marriage is good, for it is ordained by God, but what is your ultimate destination.  In every circumstance the Lord will lead you and teach you, but take care not to be waylaid.  Be led by the Lord who will lead you in the way of everlasting life.  What do you seek?  Is it the world, or the Lord?

Lord, I do make laws of everything and want to stop short of seeing the whole thing.  Yes, You call many through the gift of marriage.  It is good, for You have created it.  But help me to see that only in the goodness of Your grace will I find the wholeness that You offer in salvation.  Lead me beyond temporal circumstances to see the greater portion that You offer that I may continue the upward call You have given me.

Lord Jesus, You have come to save each one of us.  Help me to not settle for the lesser when You call me to the greater.  Help me to see that this does not mean I have to enter into a certain lifestyle, but to press ever forward toward the prize which You hold before me.  Guide me in Your grace in every circumstance to see Your goodness and the mercy of the Father and live as You direct.  Amen.