Weekly Pursuit – Week 4 of February

Feb 25, 2020 by

Verses:

1 Cor. 7:25 “Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord, but I give my opinion as one who has been shown mercy by the Lord to be faithful.”

 

Excerpts:

It is important to see this principle of being absolutely one with the Lord in all circumstances, situations, and conditions. If we are mindful of this principle as we read 1 Corinthians 7, we shall see that Paul is utterly one with the Lord and that in his instructions and answers he spontaneously and unconsciously expresses such an absolute spirit. Because Paul had this kind of spirit, he could answer the Corinthians’ questions in a clear and absolute way, in a way that would help them also to become one with God in their situation.

 

Another very important point revealed in this chapter is that those who love the Lord, who are for Him, and who are one with Him must be willing to accept any kind of circumstance or situation. It is very important for us to see that God is always in our circumstances. Apparently we are in a particular circumstance; actually that circumstance is God coming to us and God with us. In verse 24 Paul says, “Each one, brothers, in what status he was called, in this let him remain with God.” Notice the words “with God.” They indicate that when we take our circumstances, we take God. Both within the circumstances and behind them, God is present.

 

Paul had an excellent spirit, a spirit which was submissive, content, and satisfied. He was very submissive and content with his situation. No matter how he was treated, he did not complain. To him, every situation was of the Lord, and he would not initiate anything to change it. (Life-study of 1 Corinthians, msg. 42)

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